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  • 2017-03-08

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy for a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2017;17(03). URL:
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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.