Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy for a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2017;17(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4857
This video shows a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. This is the case of a woman with a cystic lesion in the body of the pancreas, diagnosed in the study of an abdominal pain. She was submitted to a CT-scan which showed a regular, well-defined 45mm cystic lesion in the pancreatic body, with voluminous hepatic hemangiomas. The findings of endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy were inconclusive, with a CEA of 653ng/dL. The patient underwent a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. There were no postoperative complications. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 3. Histological findings demonstrated the presence of a mucinous cystic neoplasm.