Distal Pancreatectomy

  • Barry Salky


Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy is indicated for tumors of the tail and distal body of the pancreas. The procedure is most commonly applied to benign tumors in which the splenic vein or artery cannot be separated from the pancreatic lesion. It can also be used in palliative resection of the distal pancreas for malignant disease. Conditions in which this may be appropriate include:
  1. a.


  2. b.

    Neuroendocrine tumors

  3. c.


  4. d.

    Carcinoma of the pancreatic tail



Distal Pancreatectomy Splenic Artery Splenic Vein Laparoscopic Splenectomy Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy 
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© Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 1999

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  • Barry Salky

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