Hand-assisted laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with minilaparotomy for distal pancreatic cystadenoma.

@article{Shinchi2001HandassistedLD,
  title={Hand-assisted laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with minilaparotomy for distal pancreatic cystadenoma.},
  author={Hiroyuki Shinchi and Sonshin Takao and Hidetoshi Noma and Yukou Mataki and Satoshi Iino and Takashi Aikou},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
Two patients with cystic tumors of the pancreas treated by laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy are presented. The first patient was a 34-year-old woman with a 6-cm cystadenoma of the tail of the pancreas treated with a complete laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. After mobilization of the distal pancreas and spleen, the pancreas was transected proximally together with the splenic artery and vein using an endoscopic linear stapler. The second patient was a 71-year-old woman with a 6-cm… CONTINUE READING
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