Open Splenectomy 953
Scott F. Gallagher, Larry C. Carey, Michel M. Murr
Laparoscopic Splenectomy 961
David I. Watson
Partial Splenectomy, Open and Laparoscopic 967
Eric C. Poulin, Christopher M. Schlachta, Joseph Mamazza
Splenic Preservation and Splenic Trauma 973
Craig P. Fischer, Frederick A. Moore
Laparoscopic Unroofing of Splenic Cysts 979
Subject Index 983
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