Long-term results of laparoscopic Hassab's procedure for esophagogastric varices with portal hypertension

Hiroyuki Fujisaki, Yasuyuki Fukami, Takashi Arikawa, Takuya Saito, Takaaki Osawa, Shunichiro Komatsu, Kenitiro Kaneko, Tsuyoshi Kurokawa, Toshiaki Nonami, Tsuyoshi Sano

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INTRODUCTION: Recent reports have shown laparoscopic gastric devascularization and splenectomy (Hassab's procedure) to be a safe and effective treatment for esophagogastric varices with portal hypertension. However, the long-term postoperative results remain unclear. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, 17 patients with portal hypertension and esophagogastric varices underwent laparoscopic Hassab's procedure at our institution. Two patients were lost to long-term follow-up (at least 2 years) and excluded. The remaining 15 patients' data and endoscopic findings were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The median postoperative follow-up period was 56 months. The median spleen volume, operation time, blood loss, and length of postoperative hospital stay were 651 (320-1,265) mL, 305 (275-547) minutes, 347 (24-1,131) mL, and 20 (8-41) days, respectively. According to the endoscopic findings 1 year after surgery, the esophagogastric varices disappeared in three patients and improved in 12 patients. The median platelet count was significantly higher 1 year after surgery (19.7 × 104 /dL) than before surgery (5.5 × 104 /dL) (P < .001) and remained stable 2 years after surgery. Two patients died of liver disease. The remaining 13 patients, with a median postoperative follow-up of 57 months, were alive without bleeding from esophagogastric varices. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic Hassab's procedure is a feasible treatment for esophagogastric varices with portal hypertension in terms of both short- and long-term results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-512
Number of pages8
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2022

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  • Medicine(all)


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