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Feasibility of laparoscopic distal spleno-pancreatectomy following previous necrosectomy. A case report

Hemandas, Anil K., Jain, Gaurav, Fong, Farina, Stedman, Brian, Jaynes, Eleanor and Abu Hilal, Mohammad (2008) Feasibility of laparoscopic distal spleno-pancreatectomy following previous necrosectomy. A case report JOP: Journal of the Pancreas, 9, (5), pp. 644-648. (PMID:18762697).

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Abstract

Context In recent years, laparoscopic approach to distal pancreatectomy has been increasingly favoured following several reports showing reductions in morbidity and hospital stay compared with open surgery. Previous major abdominal surgery is a relative contraindication for most laparoscopic procedures including distal pancreatectomy.

Case report We present a case of a young woman in whom we attempted and accomplished safely, a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy despite having had major pancreatic necrosectomy and discuss the feasibility of this approach.

Conclusion It is possible to perform complex laparoscopic pancreatic resections safely in centres with special interest and expertise.

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Published date: 2008
Keywords: adhesions, laparoscopy, necrosis, pancreatectomy

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Local EPrints ID: 172193
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/172193
ISSN: 1590-8577
PURE UUID: 6ffba1e7-e271-4907-8bea-c4d81534088a

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2011 09:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:14

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Author: Anil K. Hemandas
Author: Gaurav Jain
Author: Farina Fong
Author: Brian Stedman
Author: Eleanor Jaynes
Author: Mohammad Abu Hilal

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