Distal pancreatectomy

Michael G. Sarr, Richard H. Bell, Erwin W. Denham, Ronald A. Hinder

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Although distal pancreatectomies for diffuse chronic pancreatitis have gone out of favor, there are still selected situations when a localized, anatomic distal pancreatectomy is indicated. The following two procedures describe open and laparoscopic techniques - each of which may have selected indications/contraindications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Sarr, M. G., Bell, R. H., Denham, E. W., & Hinder, R. A. (2007). Distal pancreatectomy. In Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (pp. 929-947). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68866-2_91