Laparoscopic Completion Pancreatectomy for Local Recurrence in the Pancreatic Remnant after Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Case Reports and Review of the Literature
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Completion pancreatectomy (CP) is a surgical procedure, in which the aim is to remove the remnant pancreatic tissue after initial pancreatic resection. This technique is used as a salvage procedure after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in patients, experiencing severe complications of pancreatic leakage. Although some authors have proposed not to consider CP in patients with a pancreatic fistula , Gueroult et al. assumed that CP may represent the only means to achieve adequate control of an ongoing infection . Other reports also concluded that despite of significant morbidity and mortality CP has a role in the management of post-pancreatic surgical complications and may increase survival [3, 4].
Other clinical indication for this procedure is isolated local recurrence (ILR) of malignancy in the pancreatic remnant. However, given the low rate of resectable cases, the indications for surgery have not yet been clarified. Previously, limited experience with CP has been...
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