Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and open distal pancreatectomy: a nonrandomized comparative study.

@article{Matsumoto2008LaparoscopicDP,
  title={Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and open distal pancreatectomy: a nonrandomized comparative study.},
  author={Toshifumi Matsumoto and Kohei Shibata and Masayuki Ohta and Kentaro Iwaki and Hiroki Uchida and Kazuhiro Yada and Masaki Mori and Seigo Kitano},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={340-3}
}
Although laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) is technically feasible, its benefits remain uncertain. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of LDP and open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). The medical records of 14 consecutive patients who underwent LDP were reviewed and compared with those of 19 patients who underwent ODP. All patients were treated for benign or borderline malignant disease of the pancreas. Operation time was longer for LDP than for ODP (290.7 vs. 213.8… CONTINUE READING

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