Reach Us +44 7482 877735


Total Pancreatectomy: Doing It with a Mini-Invasive Approach

Objective Pancreatic laparoscopic surgery represents one of the most discussed and demanding fields in surgery. Total pancreatectomy is considered to a viable option for treating both benign and malignant pathologies of the pancreas and, thanks to the introduction of laparoscopic techniques for pancreatic resections into clinical practice, it can be performed nowadays with a less invasive approach. Case report We report the case of a combined total pancreatectomy, consisting of a totally laparoscopic bodytail mobilization followed by the opening of a right subcostal mini-laparotomy in order to perform a pancreaticoduodenectomy and a reconstructive phase. Discussion This technique represents the result of experience acquired in the last decade in the field of advanced laparoscopic pancreatic surgery. It consists of a widely accepted laparoscopic splenopancreatectomy and of a traditional pancreaticoduodenectomy which nowadays is considered safer and less time-consuming than the experimental laparoscopic one.


Riccardo Casadei, Giovanni Marchegiani, Marco Laterza, Claudio Ricci, Nicola Marrano, Alessandra Margiotta, Francesco Minni

Abstract | Full-Text | PDF

Share this  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Google+
30+ Million Readerbase
Recommended Conferences
Flyer image
Abstracted/Indexed in
  • Index Copernicus
  • Academic Journals Database
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Academic Keys
  • China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
  • CiteFactor
  • Scimago
  • British Library
  • Electronic Journals Library
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)
  • WorldCat
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • EBSCO Host
  • MIAR
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
  • University of Zurich - UZH
  • University Grants Commission
  • SWB Online-Katalog
  • Scholarsteer
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  • Secret Search Engine Labs