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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy.
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PMID:  23158085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The laparoscopic approach for benign and malignant lesions in the tail of the pancreas is becoming a more widely used approach. Multiple prospective studies have shown the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in single-center and multi-center settings. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is a challenging procedure, because the pancreas is surrounded by critical structures and located in the retroperitoneum. Pancreatic fistula remains a common complication in the laparoscopic approach. Distal pancreatic aggressive tumors may not be appropriate for the laparoscopic approach due to the lack of oncologic safety studies.
Omar Yusef Kudsi; Michel Gagner; Daniel B Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical oncology clinics of North America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1558-5042     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Oncol. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211789     Medline TA:  Surg Oncol Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Electronic address:
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