This boy came to see us with a giant abdominal mass. It was a giant spleen. He had pain, anemia and could not eat, so we did a splenectomy. It was a very large spleen extending from the left diaphragm to the pelvis. He did well after surgery.
|Intraoperative view of spleen and surgery team|
|Giant spleen that has shrunken after several units of blood drained out|
|Mixing FloSeal (Baxter) to stop oozing from the diaphragmatic surface|