Chicago 2009 Video – Robotic Central Pancreatectomy
December 3, 2009
Central pancreatectomy (CP) represents a valid alternative to standard resection for the treatment of benign and low grade malignant tumors located at neck or proximal part of the pancreatic body.
Few surgeons have adopted a minimally invasive approach for this operation due to the technical complexity. We present a new approach to CP using robotic surgery. In this presentation the surgical technique is showed and the short and long term outcomes of the approach are evaluated.