Laparoscopic (distal) pancreas resection [Case 11]


This is a 71-year old man with history of kidney stones who was referred with an incidental finding of a lesion in the neck of the pancreas. The complex lesion measures 3.1 x 2.8cm with solid and cystic features. It was biopsied to be a neuroendocrine tumor. There was no dilatation of the pancreatic or biliary ducts, and no evidence of local vascular invasion. The plan is to do a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with possible splenectomy and possible conversion to an open procedure.


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