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Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robot-assisted) approach for solid pseudopapillary tumor of the distal pancreas: a single-center experience

 Chang Moo Kang  ;  Sung Hoon Choi  ;  Ho Kyoung Hwang  ;  Woo Jung Lee  ;  Hoon Sang Chi 
 Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences, Vol.18(1) : 87-93, 2011 
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 Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences 
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Adult ; Carcinoma, Papillary/surgery* ; Chi-Square Distribution ; Female ; Humans ; Laparoscopy/methods ; Linear Models ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures* ; Pancreatectomy/methods* ; Pancreatic Neoplasms/surgery* ; Retrospective Studies ; Robotics ; Splenectomy ; Treatment Outcome
Solid pseudopapillary tumor ; Pancreas ; Laparoscopic ; Robot ; Pancreatectomy
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: A single-institutional experiences of solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) in the distal pancreas were retrospectively reviewed with special reference to a minimally invasive approach. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with SPT of the distal pancreas treated during the past 20 years were retrospectively evaluated. We divided the patients into 2 groups based on the surgical approach: the laparoscopic/robot-assisted surgery (LR) group and the conventional open surgery (O) group. We reviewed the chronological changes and characteristics of SPT. A comparative analysis of the two groups (LR vs. O) was conducted in terms of perioperative surgical outcomes. RESULTS: The discovery of relatively small SPTs without symptoms seemed to be increasing (p < 0.05). Eleven of the 35 patients were assigned to the LR group. Ten patients were female and 1 was male, and they had a median age of 32 years (range 24-62 years) and a median tumor size of 3.6 cm (range 1-8.5 cm). Eight patients underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy, and the remaining 3 underwent robot-assisted central pancreatectomy with pancreaticogastrostomy. In the comparative analysis of the LR and O groups, smaller tumor size, earlier oral intake, and shorter hospital stay, without increasing morbidity, were noted in the LR group (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: A minimally invasive (laparoscopic/robot-assisted) approach for SPT of the distal pancreas is thought to be more appropriate than and preferable to conventional open surgery in well-selected patients.
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Kang, Chang Moo(강창무) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5382-4658
Lee, Woo Jung(이우정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9273-261X
Chi, Hoon Sang(지훈상)
Choi, Sung Hoon(최성훈)
Hwang, Ho Kyoung(황호경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4064-7776
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