Strategic Approach to the Splenic Artery in Laparoscopic Spleen-preserving Distal Pancreatectomy

@inproceedings{Inoko2015StrategicAT,
  title={Strategic Approach to the Splenic Artery in Laparoscopic Spleen-preserving Distal Pancreatectomy},
  author={Kazuho Inoko and Yuma Ebihara and Keita Sakamoto and Noriyuki Miyamoto and Yo Kurashima and Eiji Tamoto and Toru Nakamura and Soichi Murakami and Takahiro Tsuchikawa and Keisuke Okamura and Toshiaki Shichinohe and Satoshi Hirano},
  booktitle={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP) is an ideal procedure in selected patients with benign or low-grade malignant tumors in the body/tail of the pancreas. We describe our procedure and experience with splenic vessel-preserving LSPDP (SVP-LSPDP) in a retrospective case series. METHODS Six consecutive patients underwent SVP-LSPDP from January 2011 to September 2013. We evaluated the courses of the splenic artery by preoperative computed tomography and applied… CONTINUE READING
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