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'Scarless' success at hospital

13th May 2009

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has become the first in Europe to remove a spleen using a "virtually scarless" single keyhole technique.

For the single incision laparoscopic surgery, Prof Zyg Krukowski and Mr Irfan Ahmed used one 15mm incision just below the left rib cage. The technique, which involves inserting a port with multiple channels so that instruments can be fed through to the site of the operation through the one access point, has already been successfully used in Aberdeen for gall bladder, appendix and hernia operations.

 

 

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