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Developments in equipment and refinements in surgical technique have made minimally invasive surgery possible on parenchymatous organs, including the spleen. Due to the organ's important immunological functions, organ conservation has high priority in spleen surgery, and this must be taken into consideration in laparoscopic surgery. Materials and Methods: For laparoscopic splenectomy and hemisplenectomy in non-trauma cases, 3 to 4 trocars are used with the patient in semilateral recumbentdoi:10.14744/less.2017.66376 fatcat:eqyocpdskbeylobjbnfe2n6t5e