Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: up-to-date and literature review.

  title={Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: up-to-date and literature review.},
  author={Maurizio Iacobone and Marilisa Citton and Donato Nitti},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={18 38},
Pancreatic surgery represents one of the most challenging areas in digestive surgery. In recent years, an increasing number of laparoscopic pancreatic procedures have been performed and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has gained world-wide acceptance because it does not require anastomosis or other reconstruction. To date, English literature reports more than 300 papers focusing on LDP, but only 6% included more than 30 patients. Literature review confirms that LDP is a feasible and… CONTINUE READING

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