Geographical variation and trends in outcomes of laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with or without splenic vessel preservation : A meta-analysis

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Javed, Ammar A; Burkhart, Richard; Peters, Niek A; Hasanain, Alina; Weiss, Matthew J; Wolfgang, Christopher L; He, Jin;
  • Subject: Laparoscopic | Distal pancreatectomy | Warshaw technique | Kimura technique | Complications | Postoperative outcomes | Journal Article | Review

BACKGROUND: Distal pancreatectomy (DP) is performed to treat tumors of the pancreatic body and tail. Traditionally, splenectomy is performed with a DP, however, laparoscopic spleen-preserving DP (SPDP) using Warshaw's (splenic vessels ligation) or Kimura's (splenic vess... View more
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