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Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy

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Gabriella Pittau, Santiago Sànchez-Cabùs, Andrea Laurenzi, Maximiliano Gelli, Antonio Sa Cunha
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is considered one of the most challenging abdominal operations for several reasons, including the anatomy, which is surrounded by vital vascular structures and also because of the serious complications that are possible in the postoperative period. Nowadays, thanks to the development of minimally invasive surgery and improvement of patients' selection, laparoscopic pancreatic resections have been proven to be technically feasible and safe especially in the case of left pancreatectomies...
December 2015: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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