Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy: technique
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2017;17(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enasbun005
In this key lecture, Dr. Asbun describes the history and rationale of laparoscopic pancreatic and survival in pancreatic cancer. He compares laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy to open pancreatoduodenectomy, and he gives an overview of complications with examples of case studies. He demonstrates the main principles, technical tips, and key steps of the technique with video illustrations. He provides a brief description of hepatojejunostomy, pancreaticojejunostomy, and post-pyloric duodenojejunostomy. He stresses that the laparoscopic approach is safe and feasible.