Laparoscopic vs open distal pancreatectomy: a single-institution comparative study.

@article{Vijan2010LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic vs open distal pancreatectomy: a single-institution comparative study.},
  author={Sandeep S Vijan and Kamran A Ahmed and William Scott Harmsen and Florencia G. Que and Kaye M. Reid-Lombardo and David M. Nagorney and John Harrington Donohue and Michael B. Farnell and Michael L. Kendrick},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={145 7},
  pages={616-21}
}
HYPOTHESIS Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) provides outcome advantages compared with open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). DESIGN Single-institutional, retrospective review from January 1, 2004, to May 1, 2009. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Patients undergoing LDP (n = 100) were matched by age, pathologic diagnosis, and pancreatic… CONTINUE READING