Distal pancreatectomy with preservation of the spleen.

  title={Distal pancreatectomy with preservation of the spleen.},
  author={Andrew Louis Warshaw},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences},
  volume={17 6},
Distal pancreatectomy (resection of the pancreatic body and tail) can be performed with or without preservation of the spleen. Splenic preservation has the advantages of fewer postoperative complications such as abscesses in the resection bed, shorter length of hospitalization, and avoidance of the long-term risk of post-splenectomy sepsis related to encapsulated bacteria. Two techniques can be used to save the spleen: either by dissecting out the splenic artery and vein with division of the… CONTINUE READING
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