Laparoscopic robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case-matched comparison with open resection

@article{Chalikonda2012LaparoscopicRP,
  title={Laparoscopic robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case-matched comparison with open resection},
  author={Sricharan Chalikonda and J Juan R Aguilar-Saavedra and R. Matthew Walsh},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={2397-2402}
}
Minimally invasive procedures have expanded recently to include pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), but the efficacy of a laparoscopic robotic-assisted approach has not been demonstrated. A case-matched comparison was undertaken to study outcomes between laparoscopic robotic approach (LRPD) and the conventional open counterpart (OPD). From March 2009 through December 2010, 30 LRPD were performed by two pancreaticobiliary surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic. Thirty OPD patients operated by four… CONTINUE READING
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