Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery.

  title={Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery.},
  author={Adrian E. Park and Richard L. Schwartz and V{\'e}d R. Tandan and M. R. Hoseini Anvari},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={177 2},
BACKGROUND Potential applications for laparoscopic surgery in pancreatic disease include (1) staging of pancreatic malignancies; (2) palliation of pancreatic malignancies; (3) pancreatic resections for benign and malignant disease; and (4) pancreatic drainage procedures. METHODS A review of the literature is presented. In addition, original data on a series of 5 laparoscopic pancreatic distal resections and 10 laparoscopic cystogastrostomies are presented. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS… CONTINUE READING
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