Middle segment pancreatectomy: a novel technique for conserving pancreatic tissue.

@article{Warshaw1998MiddleSP,
  title={Middle segment pancreatectomy: a novel technique for conserving pancreatic tissue.},
  author={Andrew L Warshaw and David W. Rattner and Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez‐del Castillo and Kaspar Z'graggen},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={
          327-31
        }
}
Pancreatoduodenectomy and extended distal pancreatectomy for benign tumors in the pancreatic neck and body incur a notable waste of normal tissue and unnecessary risk of both diabetes mellitus and splenic loss. We describe the technique of a limited resection of the middle portion of the pancreas, termed middle segment pancreatectomy, and report our results in 12 patients. Middle segment pancreatectomy was used in 12 consecutive patients with pancreatic tumors of the neck or body. The… CONTINUE READING

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