Central Pancreatectomy

  • Zhe Cao
  • Tai-Ping Zhang


In 1910, Finney et al. reported the first central pancreatectomy, during which the left stump of the pancreas was anastomosed with the right stumps. The risk of this surgical process was high, so as the incidence of postoperative complications. In 1957, Guillemin performed central pancreatectomy with “Ω”-shaped jejunostomy in the patient with chronic pancreatitis, significantly reducing the incidence of complications such as pancreatic fistula [1]. In 1984, Dagradi reported the first case of central pancreatectomy for an insulinoma. It can not only preserve the normal pancreatic parenchyma as well as the structure of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary tract, and spleen, but also improve overall postoperative pancreatic endocrine and exocrine function, decrease the risk of infection and coagulation abnormalities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhe Cao
    • 1
  • Tai-Ping Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Peking Union Medical College HospitalBeijingChina

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