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Spleen and splenic vessel preserving distal pancreatectomy for bifocal PNET in a young patient with MEN1

C Conrad, MD, PhD
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2017;17(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enconrad001

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In this key lecture, Dr. Conrad outlines key steps related to spleen and splenic vessel preserving distal pancreatectomy, laparoscopic insulinoma enucleation of the posterior pancreatic neck, and laparoscopic partial splenectomy. He stresses the technical aspects of intraoperative ultrasonography, celiac trunk dissection, and gives some recommendations with regards to leak reduction, vascular dissection, and energy device use. He provides tips and tricks for insulinoma dissection and emphasizes key concepts and technical points for main pancreatic duct preservation, hilum dissection, and spleen transection.