Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with or without splenic vessel conservation: a retrospective study of 20 cases.

@article{Lv2013LaparoscopicSD,
  title={Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with or without splenic vessel conservation: a retrospective study of 20 cases.},
  author={Guo-Yue Lv and Guang-Yi Wang and Chao Jiang and Bai Ji and Ying-chao Wang and Wei Qiu and Xiao-dong Sun and Ya-Hui Liu},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={60 127},
  pages={1785-8}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS To compare the outcomes and potential morbidities of laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with or without splenic vessel preservation in patients with benign or low-grade malignant pancreatic lesions. METHODOLOGY Twenty patients who underwent spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy were retrospectively analyzed. All the patients had benign or low-grade malignant pancreatic lesions that had not invaded the spleen. Twelve patients underwent Kimura's procedure and… CONTINUE READING
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