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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: A Sri Lankan experience

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K.B. Galketiya ,

Consultant Surgeon, Teaching Hospital Peredeniya, Kandy, LK
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V. Pinto,

Consultant Anaesthetist, Teaching Hospital Peredeniya, Kandy, LK
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N. Rathnathunga,

Consultant Pathologist, Teaching Hospital Peredeniya, Kandy, LK
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W.M.M.P.B. Wanasinghe,

Temporary Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. Kandy, LK
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S.P.M. Peiris

Senior Registar in Surgery, Teaching Hospital Peredeniya, LK
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Abstract

Distal pancreatectomy is the surgical procedure indicated for pathology in the body or tail of the pancreas.Though laparoscopic distal-pancreatectomy for benign conditions was first described in the early 1990s, there are no reported cases in Sri Lanka.We report a female of twenty four years who was diagnosed to have a mass in the tail of the pancreas. She underwent a total laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. Five ports were used. The procedure was completed in 150 minutes without a measurable blood loss. The specimen was retrieved via a 5 cm incision. She was discharged on the fourth post operative day. Histopathology revealed a solid pseudopapillary tumour.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v31i1.5491

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2013; 31(1):22-23

How to Cite: Galketiya, K.B. et al., (2013). Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy: A Sri Lankan experience. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 31(1), pp.22–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v31i1.5491
Published on 07 May 2013.
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