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Laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for Gruber-Frantz tumor

Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2016;16(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4716

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This video demonstrates our technique for laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy performed in a 15-year-old girl presenting with a history of episodic mild abdominal colic pain and right upper quadrant mass. The preoperative diagnosis of a solid pseudo-papillary tumor (Gruber-Frantz tumor) was made, based on ultrasonography and computed tomography. Laparoscopic resection was decided upon based on the fact that there were clearly defined surgical planes despite of the size of the mass. The usual sequence of steps for a pancreaticoduodenectomy was altered in this particular case because of tumor dimensions. The procedure was carried out in 438 minutes without complications. There were no symptoms of delayed gastric emptying, and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 5. The microscopic study of the tumor confirmed a 10.5 by 9 by 5.5cm solid pseudo-papillary tumor of the pancreatic head.