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Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy: Indications and Description of the Technique

  • Carlo Staudacher
  • Elena Orsenigo
  • Saverio Di Palo
  • Shigeki Kusamura
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

The advent, continuous development, and systematization of the laparoscopic method has represented a revolution in surgery. Since the first successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989 [1], several other types of procedures have been performed by means of the minimally invasive technique. Despite several factors that argue against this approach, such as the long learning curve, high cost, and concerns relating to oncological radicality, the laparoscopic method continues to gain increasing popularity among the scientific community.

Keywords

Pancreatic Surgery Inferior Margin Pancreatic Stump Ultrasonic Scalpel Laparoscopic Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Staudacher
    • 1
  • Elena Orsenigo
    • 1
  • Saverio Di Palo
    • 1
  • Shigeki Kusamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySan Raffale Scientific InstituteMilanItaly

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