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Massive Splenomegaly: 13

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The ligaments of the spleen must be divided to mobilize the organ. Peritoneal reflections create attachments to the stomach, kidney, colon and diaphragm (see spleen anatomy).       

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Massive Splenomegaly: 14

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The gastrosplenic ligament is made up of peritoneum on either side of the short gastric vessels, and runs between the splenic hilum and greater curve of the stomach. It is normally folded along the posterior wall of the stomach. Elevating the stomach stretches out the ligament.      

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Massive Splenomegaly: 15

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The spleen tip was separated from the colon (splenocloic ligament) and the short gastric vessels were successively ligated and divided.       

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