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  • 2009-03-12

Totally laparoscopic duodenal pancreatectomy for cancer

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2009;09(03). URL:
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Since the early 1990s, laparoscopic techniques have been applied to a growing number of pancreatic surgeries. Laparoscopic pancreatic resections have been performed in patients with a variety of diseases including chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, congenital hyperinsulinism. Laparoscopic proximal pancreatectomies for cancer with or without duodenum preservation remain controversial. Although a laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy is technically feasible, laparoscopic reconstruction after proximal pancreatectomies is not yet generally practicable but limited to personal experiences of highly skilled surgeons. This interesting video shows all steps and landmarks of a totally laparoscopic duodenopancreatectomy for cancer performed by a very experienced surgeon.