Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with or Without Splenectomy: How I Do It

Piero Marco Fisichella, Vidya Shankaran, Margo Shoup

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Abstract

Objectives: Although the technique of distal pancreatectomy with or without en bloc splenectomy has been well described, the execution of this procedure may be technically challenging when performed laparoscopically. In this technical report, we aimed to describe the technique of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with or without splenic preservation. Discussion: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy is a safe and effective surgical approach for the correction of various conditions. It has been proven to be a feasible solution for the treatment of benign inflammatory conditions as well as neoplasms. Splenic preservation requires careful and meticulous dissection, but may be done safely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Spleen preservation
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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