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Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenectomy

  • Long Pan
  • Yi-Fan WangEmail author
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Abstract

The common indications of distal pancreatectomy include localized adenocarcinoma in this area, islet cell adenomas, cysts, and chronic calcific pancreatitis. With the popularization of laparoscopic technique in pancreatic surgery, there is no significant difference in the perioperative safety between minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy (MIDP) and open procedure distal pancreatectomy (ODP) [1, 2]. However, the long-term survival benefit of MIDP for pancreatic malignancy needs to be further confirmed by more research [3]. Therefore, the ODP is still a standard procedure for the resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma located in the body and tail of pancreas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine HangzhouHangzhouChina

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