Single Port Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

Hyung Joon Han, MD, Tae Jin Song, MD, FACS, Sang Yong Choi, MD, Sae Byeol Choi, MD, Wan-Bae Kim, MD, Sung-Ock Suh, MD, Sam Youl Yoon, MD

Korea University College of Medicine

Single-port laparoscopic surgery has become popular and widened indications to more various types of minimal invasive surgical field. This report will present our initial experience with distal pancreatectomy technique through a small transumbilical incision using the single-port approach for a cystic tumor of pancreatic tail. The surgery was done using articulating instruments and conventional laparoscopic instruments. The total operative time for this surgery is 230 minutes, and it was completed with a drain via single incision. Patient was discharged from the hospital on the fifth day postoperatively without any event.

Session: Video ChannelDay 3

Program Number: V110

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