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The first experience of robot assisted spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in Korea

Authors
 Dong Hyun Kim ; Chang Moo Kang ; Hoon Sang Chi ; Woo Jung Lee 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.52(3) : 539~542, 2011 
Journal Title
 Yonsei Medical Journal 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
Spleen-preservation has recently been emphasized in benign and borderline malignant pancreatic diseases requiring distal pancreatectomy. Reports to suggest that laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is feasible and safe have been increasingly published. Robotic surgical system has been introduced and is expected to provide unique advantages in laparoscopic surgery. However, robot-assisted pancreatic surgery has not yet been performed by many surgeons. A 45-year-old female patient with abdominal discomfort was found to have pancreatic cyst in the body of the pancreas. Mucinous cystic tumor of the pancreas was the most favourable preoperative diagnosis. She underwent spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy by using da Vinci surgical robot system. Splenic artery and vein were so tightly adherent to the pancreatic cyst that segmental resection of splenic vessels was required. Postoperative course was uneventful. She was able to come home in 5 days after surgery. Postoperative follow up color doppler ultrasound scan, taken on 2 weeks after surgery, showed minimal fluid collection around surgical field and no evidence of splenic infarction with good preservation of splenic perfusion. Robot-assisted spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy is thought to be feasible and safe. Several unique advantages of robotic system are expected to enhance safer and more precise surgical performance in near future. More experiences are mandatory to confirm real benefit of robot surgery in pancreatic disease.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93066
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.3.539
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