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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: up-to-date and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23082049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pancreatic surgery represents one of the most challenging areas in digestive surgery. In recent years, an increasing number of laparoscopic pancreatic procedures have been performed and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has gained world-wide acceptance because it does not require anastomosis or other reconstruction. To date, English literature reports more than 300 papers focusing on LDP, but only 6% included more than 30 patients. Literature review confirms that LDP is a feasible and safe procedure in patients with benign or low grade malignancies. Decreased blood loss and morbidity, early recovery and shorter hospital stay may be the main advantages. Several concerns still exist for laparoscopic pancreatic adenocarcinoma excision. The individual surgeon determines the technical conduction of LDP, with or without spleen preservation; currently robotic pancreatic surgery has gained diffusion. Additional researches are necessary to determine the best technique to improve the procedure results.
Maurizio Iacobone; Marilisa Citton; Donato Nitti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-19     Completed Date:  2013-11-08     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5329-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Laparoscopy / methods*
Pancreatectomy / methods*
Pancreatic Diseases / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Treatment Outcome

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