Mayo stand and back table instruments for Splenectomy surgery setup
Clamping & Occluding
Cutting & Dissecting
Grasping & Holding
Retracting & Exposing
Suturing & Stapling
What to expect during Splenectomy
A 15 or 10 blade loaded on a #3 knife handle will be used to make the initial incision. The doctor will use adsons, Metz, bovie and some smaller retractors to start dissecting through tissue to enter the abdomen.
The spleen will be reached and pulled forward to the incision. All of the spleen attachments and blood vessels will be ligated either with bovie, Metz, or with ties loaded on tonsils or used freehand.
A lot of 0 and 2-0 ties should be available, along with vessel loops.
After all of the attachments have been ligated and removed, the spleen will be passed off as a specimen.
All of the bleeding will be stopped and the incision can be closed. Drains usually aren’t used for splenectomies. Staples are usually used on the skin.
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