Near total laparoscopic pancreatic resection for chronic pancreatitis

In the past, a minimally invasive technique in pancreatic surgery was only used for diagnostic laparoscopy in evaluating periampullary malignancy. Recent advances in operative techniques and instrumentation have empowered surgeons to perform all procedures in the pancreas surgery, including the Whipple procedure. Some of these tecniques represent the most sophisticated application of minimally invasive surgery.
A young woman of 29 years old was admitted in our Unit for a suspect of pancreas benign lesion. The CT and MR scan, the endoscopic ultrasound and all blood tests revealed a lesion ot the isthmus, tail and body of the gland. Only the uncinate process of pancreas was desease free.
Was submitted to a near total laparoscopic pancreasectomy with duodenal and spleen preserving.
The histologic examination revelead an autoimmune pancreatitis
The patient was discharged in 9th day with no surgical complication.
Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery should be considered as an advanced laparoscopic procedure and should be performed only by a skill team on advanced laparoscopic and pancreatic surgery.

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: V015

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