Feasibility of laparoscopic distal spleno-pancreatectomy following previous necrosectomy. A case report

Academic Article


  • Context: In recent years, laparoscopic approach to distal pancreatectomy has been increasingly favoured following several reports showing reductions in morbidity and hospital stay compared with open surgery. Previous major abdominal surgery is a relative contraindication for most laparoscopic procedures including distal pancreatectomy. Case report: We present a case of a young woman in whom we attempted and accomplished safely, a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy despite having had major pancreatic necrosectomy and discuss the feasibility of this approach. Conclusion: It is possible to perform complex laparoscopic pancreatic resections safely in centres with special interest and expertise.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Hemandas AK; Jain G; Fong F; Stedman B; Jaynes E; Hilal MA
  • Start Page

  • 644
  • End Page

  • 648
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 5