Distal pancreatectomy: what is the standard for laparoscopic surgery?

  title={Distal pancreatectomy: what is the standard for laparoscopic surgery?},
  author={Benjamin Mark Stutchfield and Saju Joseph and Andrew D Duckworth and Oliver J Garden and Rowan W. Parks},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  volume={11 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Distal pancreatectomy (DP) is performed for a range of benign and malignant lesions. Accurate pre-operative diagnosis can be unreliable and morbidity remains high. This study evaluates a 12-year, single-centre experience with open DP to review indications, diagnoses and associated morbidity. METHODS Retrospective review of patients who underwent DP at a UK-based tertiary referral centre between 1994 and 2006. RESULTS Sixty-five patients (mean age 49.9 years) had final… CONTINUE READING
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