Single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic splenic cyst unroofing: first reported case.

American Surgeon 76(5):509 (2010) PMID 20506881

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is an emerging minimally invasive approach. When using the single-incision laparoscopic surgery approach, the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single point of entry, usually the patient's umbilicus. This approach is steadily gaining popularity among minimally invasive surgeons, as it combines the cosmetic advantage of Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery with the technical familiarity of conventional laparoscopic surgery. In this report, we describe our implementation of the single-incision laparoscopic approach to perform an unroofing of a posttraumatic splenic cyst; in this case, the entire procedure is performed through a 2-cm intraumbilical incision.