Initial experiences in robot-assisted middle pancreatectomy.

  title={Initial experiences in robot-assisted middle pancreatectomy.},
  author={Kun Cheng and Baiyong Shen and Cheng-Hong Peng and Xiaxing Deng and Shudong Hu},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  volume={15 4},
OBJECTIVES Initial results in robot-assisted middle pancreatectomy (MP) have been encouraging. However, data comparing outcomes of robot-assisted MP with those of open MP are limited. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes in patients undergoing open and robot-assisted MP, respectively. METHODS Outcomes in an initial experience with seven consecutive patients undergoing robot-assisted MP were compared with those in 36 patients undergoing open MP. RESULTS The robot-assisted MP group… CONTINUE READING