2015 年 74 巻 1 号 p. 22-26
A 69-year-old woman was referred to our hospital following the observation of a splenic tumor during abdominal ultrasonography at a nearby clinic, after the indication of diabetes in a medical checkup. After further inspection, malignant disease could not be denied and laparoscopic splenectomy was performed. The operative time was two hours and six minutes, with a small amount of bleeding and an uneventful postoperative course. The pathological outcome was lymphangioma of the spleen. Splenectomy is performed for splenic tumors that are difficult to differentiate. However in such circumstances, laparoscopic splenectomy is considered to be a useful and less invasive method.