Insulinoma of Tail of Pancreas
Insulinomas are generally benign tumors ideally suited to laparoscopic resection. Surgical management has changed over the years. Small benign tumors of the endocrine pancreas, including insulinomas, can be enucleated if their location is separate from the main pancreatic duct. Those over 2 cm and those close to the main pancreatic duct are generally treated by resection of the distal pancreas. Such a resection may be done as a spleen-preserving operation, or may include splenectomy. This chapter explores options in surgical treatment of a 2-cm insulinoma.
KeywordsPancreatic Duct Distal Pancreatectomy Main Pancreatic Duct Splenic Artery Splenic Vein
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