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Distal pancreatectomy: comparison of open and laparoscopic techniques

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D. C. Dhanuksha ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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S. De Silva,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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A. D. Dharmapala,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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B. K. Dassanayake,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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J. J. K. H. Udupihille,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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F. Sitheeque,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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S .U. B. Tennakoon,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Teaching hospital Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine
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K. B. Galketiya

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Introduction

Distal pancreatectomy [DP] is the curative treatment for tumours of the body and tail of the pancreas. It may be with en-bloc splenectomy or spleen preserving. Latter is technically more challenging. The procedure may be performed by open surgery or by laparoscopy. We evaluated the outcomes in a cohort of patients comparing open surgery versus laparoscopy for DP.

Objective
Compare open surgery vs laparoscopy for DP.

Method
A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent DP at a single surgical unit was done. The study period was from 2015 January to 2022 January.

Results
Thirteen patients underwent the procedure, eight by laparoscopy and four by open surgery while one had a conversion to open.

Conclusions
Distal pancreatectomy is feasible with laparoscopy and reduces postoperative morbidity. The blood loss is less and has cosmetic advantages, especially in young patients.

How to Cite: Dhanuksha DC, De Silva S, Dharmapala AD, Dassanayake BK, Udupihille JJKH, Sitheeque F, et al.. Distal pancreatectomy: comparison of open and laparoscopic techniques. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2022;40(2):17–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v40i2.8930
Published on 31 Jul 2022.
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