Cutting Out the Middle Man: Laparoscopic Central Pancreatectomy

Rebecca Kowalski, MD, Niket Sonpal, MD, Jennifer Montes, MD, Paresh C Shah, MD

Lenox Hill Hospital, Northshore-LIJ Health System

We present a 53 year old woman found to have a solid mass in the junction of the neck and body of the pancreas. EUS-FNA of the mass was consistent with a neuroendocrine tumor. There was no evidence of distant metastatic disease. The patient was offered a laparoscopic approach to a central pancreatectomy. This video highlights some of the technical aspects of the procedure, including an invaginated pancreaticogastrostomy. Operative time was 5 hours with minimal blood loss.

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: V002

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