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  • 2016-06-13

Total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy with pancreaticogastric anastomosis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2016;16(06). URL:
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The safe feasibility of total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy has been demonstrated by several authors. In order to achieve it, a 5-port approach is used. Kocher’s maneuver allows to access the inferior vena cava, the subrenal aorta, the posterior plate of the unciform process, and the superior mesenteric artery. Lymph node resection of the region may be performed completely, namely an interaorticocaval lymphadenectomy around the hepatoduodenal ligament and around the coeliac trunk and its branches. After portal vein dissection, the pancreas must be divided distally from the tumor, and its right part must be separated from the portal vein. The duodenal bulb and the first jejunal loop are divided using a linear stapler. After cholecystectomy, the hepatic duct is cut proximally to the cystic duct. Reconstruction will include three anastomoses, a telescoping posterior end-to-side pancreaticogastrostomy, an end-to-side duodenojejunostomy, and an end-to-side hepaticojejunostomy.