Laparoscopic central pancreatectomy: a review of 51 cases.

  title={Laparoscopic central pancreatectomy: a review of 51 cases.},
  author={Marcel Autran C{\'e}sar Machado and Rodrigo Ca{\~n}ada Trofo Surjan and Marina Gabrielle Epstein and F{\'a}bio Ferrari Makdissi},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={23 6},
BACKGROUND Central pancreatectomy is an alternative technique for benign or low-grade malignant tumors. Laparoscopic central pancreatectomy has been rarely performed, with only 48 cases reported in the English literature. The aim of this paper was to review all published cases together with 3 cases from our institution. METHODS All published articles indexed on PubMed were included. Terms used were "laparoscopic central pancreatectomy" or "laparoscopic middle pancreatectomy." Variables… CONTINUE READING


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