JOURNAL ARTICLE

Spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein for a large insulinoma

N Tagaya, K Ishikawa, K Kubota
Surgical Endoscopy 2002, 16 (1): 217-8
11961650
We report a successful spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for a large insulinoma with conservation of the splenic artery and vein. The patient was a 48-year-old man with syncope due to hypoglycemia. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography revealed a large 6-cm mass located in the tail of the pancreas. We adopted the laparoscopic approach to remove the tumor. After careful dissection and an accurate hemostasis between the pancreas and splenic vessels, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy was carried out using a linear stapler. There were no perioperative complications. The patient was discharged uneventfully. He had no hypoglycemic episodes or abdominal symptoms during 8 months of follow-up. When performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons in conjunction with intraoperative ultrasonography, spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein is a technically feasible procedure for the treatment of benign lesions of the tail or body of the pancreas.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
11961650
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"