Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy with venous reconstruction
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2019;19(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en5716
Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy is an alternative to open surgery, which offers equivalent oncological results with a faster recovery associated with the minimally invasive approach. In cases of venous invasion, laparoscopic reconstruction with graft interposition is technically demanding. Nevertheless, good results can be achieved. This is the case of a 79-year-old man who was evaluated for jaundice. CT-scan found a tumor in the head of the pancreas with a 180-degree infiltration of the portal vein. After neoadjuvant chemotherapy with volumetric shrinking, but persistence of venous infiltration, a laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy with venous reconstruction was decided upon.