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Laparoscopic pancreatectomy

Andrew A Gumbs, Despoina Daskalaki, Luca Milone
Although minimally invasive pancreatectomy has been performed increasingly for pancreatic malignancies, many authors feel that a history of pancreatitis is a contraindication to either laparoscopic or robotic-assisted pancreatectomy. Shown here is a video (Supplemental Digital Content 1, of a laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with splenectomy for chronic pancreatitis. This patient was denied auto-islet cell transplantation because of insurance restraints. In total, 4 laparoscopic total pancreatectomies have been attempted and completed...
March 8, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Hiromichi Kawaida, Ayako Kimura, Mitsuaki Watanabe, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Makoto Sudo, Hiroshi Kono, Masanori Matsuda, Hideki Fujii, Daisuke Ichikawa, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Ei Takahashi, Katsuhiro Sano, Tomohiro Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal duplication cyst is a congenital rare disease that may occur in any region from mouth to anus. Among them, gastric duplication cysts are very rare. CASE REPORT: Here we report A 23-year-old Japanese man who visited our hospital to evaluate an abdominal tumor. Abdominal computed tomography showed a well-circumscribed homogenous low-density mass measuring 6.2 × 6.0 cm between the pancreatic tail and the upper posterior wall on the gastric greater curvature, and the mass seemed to originate from the pancreatic tail...
February 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Cheng-Ming Peng, Hsin-Cheng Liu, Ching-Lung Hsieh, Yao-Kun Yang, Teng-Chieh Cheng, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Yi-Jui Liu
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy has proven to be feasible and safe. Moreover, robotic surgery provides unique advantages for pancreatic procedures, although single-incision robotic pancreatic surgery is rarely discussed. We applied the single-port modified platform to accomplish robotic distal pancreatectomy in a series of patients. METHODS: The subjects of this study were ten patients who underwent robotic distal pancreatectomy in our hospital between July 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2016...
March 7, 2018: Surgery Today
Rong Liu, Guo-Dong Zhao, Wen-Bo Tang, Ke-di Zhang, Zhi-Ming Zhao, Yuan-Xing Gao, Ming-Gen Hu, Cheng-Gang Li, Xiang-Long Tan, Xuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and advantages of robotic pancreatic surgery (RPS) based on the single-team experience with 1010 cases. METHODS: The clinical data of 1010 cases of RPS performed by a single team from November, 2011 to September, 2017 in our hospital were collected prospectively and analyzed. In most of cases the surgeries were performed using the third-generation da Vinci robotic surgical system. RESULTS: The 1010 cases receiving RPS included 417 cases of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy (RPD), 428 cases of robotic distal pancreatectomy, 60 cases of robotic central pancreatectomy, 53 cases of robotic pancreatic tumor enucleation, 3 cases of Appleby procedure, and 49 cases of other operations (including 4 cases of innovative robotic retroperitoneal laparoscopic surgery, 4 cases of robotic pancreatic tumor enucleation combined with main pancreatic duct bridging repair, 1 case of single incision robotic pancreatic tumor enucleation, and 2 cases of robotic central pancreatectomy combined with end-to-end anastomosis reconstruction)...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Akira Miyajima, Isao Kurihara, Kaori Kameyama, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Chisato Takagi, Yutaka Nakano, Wataru Koizumi, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
INTRODUCTION: von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL disease) is a hereditary disease in which tumors and cysts develop in many organs, in association with central nervous system hemangioblastomas, pheochromocytomas, and pancreatic tumors. We herein report a case of vHL disease (type 2A) associated with bilateral pheochromocytomas, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET), and cerebellar hemangioblastomas treated via pancreatectomy after adrenalectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old woman presented with a cerebellar tumor, bilateral hypernephroma, and pancreatic tumor detected during a medical checkup...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
M Raoof, P H G Ituarte, Y Woo, S G Warner, G Singh, Y Fong, L Melstrom
BACKGROUND: Selected studies have reported improved outcomes in laparoscopic compared with open distal pancreatic resection. Concerns regarding failure to achieve proper oncological resection and compromised long-term outcomes remain. This study investigated whether postoperative outcomes and long-term survival after laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy are comparable to those after an open procedure. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included patients who underwent distal pancreatectomy for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma between 2010 and 2013, identified from the National Cancer Database...
March 1, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Gian Luca Baiocchi, Edoardo Rosso, Andrea Celotti, Giuseppe Zimmiti, Alberto Manzoni, Marco Garatti, Guido Tiberio, Nazario Portolani
To analyze the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery for pancreatic neoplasms, in two medium-volume centers in Northern Italy, a retrospective chart review was performed in the operative registries, searching for patients who had undergone pancreatic surgery via laparoscopy, irrespective of the final pathological nature of the resected neoplasm. For each case, a standard data extraction form was completed and the following data was extracted: age and sex, type of resection, estimated blood loss, length of the operation, number of harvested nodes, post-operative pancreatic fistula, major post-operative complications, mortality and final pathological diagnosis...
February 28, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Yukihiro Tatekawa
The case of a 16-year-old boy with an intrapancreatic accessory spleen presenting as a rapidly growing pancreatic mass after splenectomy for splenomegaly due to hereditary spherocytosis is reported herein. When he was 15 years old, the patient visited at a hospital due to jaundice and radiological examinations showed a huge spleen with a 2-cm mass near or in the pancreatic tail. Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography showed hypervascularity in the mass located near the pancreatic tail, which was suspicious for an accessory spleen...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Sungho Kim, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, YoungRok Choi, In Gun Hyun, Kil Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: We have recently performed a blunt dissection technique using LigaSure technology for laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy to reduce the risk of bleeding during the dissection of the splenic vessels. The aim of this study was to compare the utility of the blunt dissection technique and a conventional dissection technique during laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy performed by a single surgeon between March 2003 and December 2015 were enrolled in this retrospective single-center study...
February 27, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Nathan R Elwood, Allison N Martin, Florence E Turrentine, R Scott Jones, Victor M Zaydfudim
BACKGROUND: This study aims to test associations between perioperative blood transfusion and postoperative morbidity and mortality after major abdominal operations. METHODS: The 2014 ACS NSQIP dataset was queried for all patients who underwent one of the ten major abdominal operations. Separate multivariable regression models, were developed to evaluate the independent effects of perioperative blood transfusion on morbidity and mortality. RESULTS: Of 48,854 patients in the study cohort, 4887 (10%) received a blood transfusion...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Riccardo Casadei, Claudio Ricci, Carlo Alberto Pacilio, Carlo Ingaldi, Giovanni Taffurelli, Francesco Minni
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy represents a difficult surgical procedure with an high conversion rate to open procedure. The factors related to its difficulty and conversion to open distal pancreatectomy were rarely reported. The aim of the present study was to identify which factors are related to conversion from laparoscopic to open distal pancreatectomy. METHODS: A retrospective study of a prospective database of 68 patients who underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy was conducted at a high-volume center by pancreatic surgeons experienced with laparoscopic surgery...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Lauren M Postlewait, Cecilia G Ethun, Mia R McInnis, Nipun Merchant, Alexander Parikh, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, William Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Matthew Strand, Sharon M Weber, Clifford S Cho, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles Scoggins, David Bentrem, Hong J Kim, Jacquelyn Carr, Syed Ahmad, Daniel Abbott, Gregory C Wilson, David A Kooby, Shishir K Maithel
Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) are rare tumors typically of the distal pancreas that harbor malignant potential. Although resection is recommended, data are limited on optimal operative approaches to distal pancreatectomy for MCN. MCN resections (2000-2014; eight institutions) were included. Outcomes of minimally invasive and open MCN resections were compared. A total of 289 patients underwent distal pancreatectomy for MCN: 136(47%) minimally invasive and 153(53%) open. Minimally invasive procedures were associated with smaller MCN size (3...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Regis Souche, Astrid Herrero, Guillaume Bourel, John Chauvat, Isabelle Pirlet, Françoise Guillon, David Nocca, Frederic Borie, Gregoire Mercier, Jean-Michel Fabre
BACKGROUND: Benefits and cost-effectiveness of robotic approach for distal pancreatectomy (DP) remain debated. In this prospective study, we aim to compare the short-term results and real costs of robotic (RDP) and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP). METHODS: From 2011 until 2016, all consecutive patients underwent minimally invasive DP were included and data were prospectively collected. Patients were assigned in two groups, RDP and LDP, according to the availability of the Da Vinci® Surgical System for our Surgical Unit...
February 2, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Terukazu Yoshihara, Yoshito Tomimaru, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Atsushi Hamabe, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Shunji Morita, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Keizo Dono
A 81-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for a stomach pain. Abdominal enhanced CT scan showed a pancreatic hypovascular tumor 10mm in size. Abnormal FDG uptake was found on the tumor at FDG/PET-CT examination. The tumor was identified also at endoscopic ultrasonography, and the endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of this tumor gave the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Under the preoperative diagnosis, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy was performed. There were no postoperative complications...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yutaka Takeda, Kohei Murata, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Yoshiteru Katsura, Takuya Sakamoto, Yohei Nose, Ryota Mori, Kenji Kawai, Junichi Inatome, Kohei Murakami, Atsushi Naito, Yoshinori Kagawa, Toru Masuzawa, Atsushi Takeno, Chiyomi Egawa
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor(P-NET)is relatively rare and often has less aggressive biological behavior. P-NET was re-designated by the WHO in 2010 and 2017. Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive but has technical difficulties such as limitation of movement and laparoscopic view. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic pancreatectomy(LPT)for P-NET. METHODS: Between January 2012 and June 2017, 6 patients underwent LPT for P-NET at Kansai Rosai Hospital...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Ho Kyoung Hwang, Jiae Park, Sung Hoon Choi, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the time-dependent probability and risk factors of pancreatogenic diabetes mellitus (PDM) in patients who underwent minimally invasive subtotal distal pancreatectomy.Changes in glucose metabolic consequence of 34 patients (laparoscopic: 31, robotic: 3) who underwent surgery from December 2005 to December 2014 were estimated by assessing impaired fasting glucose, PDM, and PDM-free time analysis.A total of 22 patients showed glucose intolerance, including 13 (38.2%) with impaired fasting glucose and 9 (26...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ji-Won Han, Ah-Young Oh, Kwang-Suk Seo, Hyo-Seok Na, Bon Wook Koo, Yea Ji Lee
There has been recent progress in intraoperative fluid therapy. However, little is known about intraoperative fluid therapy in laparoscopic surgery. The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are differences in the basal fluid requirements during surgery between laparotomy and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy.This retrospective cohort study analyzed the electronic medical records of 253 patients who underwent distal pancreatectomy via either laparotomy (73 patients) or laparoscopy (180 patients) between June 2006 and March 2016...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Dirk Bausch, Ulrich Wellner, Tobias Keck
Minimally-invasive techniques were adopted relatively late for pancreatic procedures due to their complexity. Today, minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomy is the procedure of choice for the treatment of benign or premalignant pancreatic lesions due to the advantages inherent to laparoscopy. Data on the efficacy of minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomy in oncologic surgery is still limited and larger prospective series are needed prior to its widespread use for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This review addresses various aspects of distal pancreatectomy, with emphasis on recent developments and open controversies...
January 23, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
Antonio Giuliani, Graziano Ceccarelli, Aldo Rocca
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery has gained wide acceptance in many institutions. Complex surgery such as pancreatic resections delayed its diffusion due to high rate postoperative complications and technical aspects. While for pancreaticoduodenctomy the role of a minimally invasive approach is still on debate. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy may be considered a safe procedure and a valid alternative in selected cases. The operating time, learning curve and the costs represent major drawbacks for the laparoscopic approach...
January 23, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
Regis Souche, David Fuks, Julie Perinel, Astrid Herrero, Françoise Guillon, Isabelle Pirlet, Thierry Perniceni, Frederic Borie, Antonio Sa Cunha, Brice Gayet, Jean-Michel Fabre
BACKGROUND: Few data are available concerning short-term results of minimally invasive surgery in patients > 70 years old requiring distal pancreatectomy. The aim of this study was to compare short-term results after laparoscopic (LDP) versus open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) in this subgroup of patients. METHODS: All patients > 70 years who underwent distal pancreatectomy in 3 expert centers between 1995 and 2017 were included and data were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
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