Technical Aspects of a Spleen Preserving Distal Pancreatectomy

Andrew R Brownlee, MD1, Paresh Shah, MD, FACS2. 1Lenox Hill Hospital, 2New York University

A spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy has a number of challanging techinical aspects that beg discussion. The isolation of the splenic vasculature from the pasterior aspect of the pancreas, the identification of site for transection of the pancreas and the mobilization of the pancreas away from the vasculature in the area of the splenic hilum are discussed in this video.

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