Laparoscopic resection of the pancreatic tail with splenic preservation


Uranues S., Alimoglu O. , Todoric B., Toprak N., Auer T., Rondon L., et al.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.192, ss.257-261, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 192 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2006.01.031
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.257-261

Özet

Objective: Evaluation of feasibility and efficacy of left resection of the pancreas with preservation of the splenic vessels and spleen as a laparoscopic procedure.
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of feasibility and efficacy of left resection of the pancreas with preservation of the splenic vessels and spleen as a laparoscopic procedure. BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic technique is used less often on the pancreas than on other organs. The most common indications are enucleation of endocrine-active tumors and distal resections for benign primary pancreatic lesions. An important premise of these operations is atraumatic removal of as little of the pancreas as possible and the preservation of the spleen and its main vessels. METHODS: Five patients aged 16 to 56 years, all female, underwent laparoscopic left resection of the pancreas with preservation of the splenic vessels and the spleen. There were 4 cases of benign epithelial tumors of the pancreas and 1 case of a left-sided adrenal cyst, which pre- and intraoperatively gave the impression of a pancreatic cystadenoma. RESULTS: In all 5 cases, the laparoscopic procedure was completed with preservation of the splenic vessels and the spleen itself. No patient required blood transfusion, and there was only 1 postoperative fluid collection at the site of the tumor resection, which was drained percutaneously on the fourth postoperative day. CONCLUSION: Distal pancreas resection can be performed as a laparoscopic procedure, with the usual advantages that this techniques has for the patient. Optimal closure of the cut edge of the pancreas and the preservation of the spleen and its main vessels are the most important aspects of this operation.