Robotic Versus Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Comparative Study at a Single Institution

  title={Robotic Versus Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Comparative Study at a Single Institution},
  author={Nicolas Buchs and Pietro Addeo and Francesco Maria Bianco and Subhashini M. Ayloo and Enrico Benedetti and Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains one of the most challenging abdominal procedures, and its application is poorly reported in the literature so far. To date, few data are available comparing a minimally invasive approach to open PD. The aim of the present study is to compare the robotic and open approaches for PD at a single institution. Data from 83 consecutive PD procedures performed between January 2002 and May 2010 at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed… CONTINUE READING


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