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Laparoscopic en bloc splenopancreatectomy with left adrenalectomy and para-aortic lymphadenectomy

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2019;19(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en5551

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The objective of this video is to present a surgical approach to a left adrenal mass caused by the invasion of a pancreatic lesion. A pulmonary lesion was also found. However, a preoperative biopsy of that lesion was impossible to perform. In order to distinguish the primary origin of this lung lesion, a laparoscopic ‘en bloc’ splenopancreatectomy combined with a left adrenalectomy and a para-aortic lymphadenectomy were planned. Retrograde distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy is the standard procedure for cancers of the body and tail of the pancreas. In the literature, fewer studies describe the feasibility and the oncological safety of the laparoscopic approach. This video aims to show the different operative steps of the procedure beginning with laparoscopic adrenalectomy followed by distal pancreatectomy and para-aortic lympadenectomy.