Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy

Amit Khanna, Leonidas Koniaris, Attila Nakeeb, Luke O. Schoeniger

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Abstract

Distal pancreatectomy with spleen preservation may be the preferred procedure for certain benign tumors and cystic lesions of the pancreatic body or tail. Alternatively, laparoscopic removal including either distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy or splenic-preservation with ligation of the splenic vessels have also been described. We describe, herein, our method to perform spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy that preserves the splenic vessels and hence splenic function. The described technique of spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy has been used in two patients with favorable results. Both patients underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenic conservation for an oligocystic serous cystadenoma and serous cystadenoma. Operative time was 3-6 hours with total blood loss of less than 200 cc in both cases. The length of stay in the hospital was 4-8 days and both patients returned to work within 3 weeks. Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy should be considered for younger patients with select body or tail lesions that are not candidates for less extensive procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-738
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005

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Spleen
Serous Cystadenoma
Splenectomy
Operative Time
Ligation
Length of Stay
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Cystic pancreatic neoplasms
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pancreas

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  • Surgery

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Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy. / Khanna, Amit; Koniaris, Leonidas; Nakeeb, Attila; Schoeniger, Luke O.

In: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.05.2005, p. 733-738.

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