Full laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy for malignant ampulloma
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2013;13(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3972
In the first description of Laparoscopic PancreaticoDuodenectomy (LPD) by Gagner and Pomp in 1994, the authors reported the technical feasibility of the procedure, but questioned its advantages as compared with the open approach. Recent reports on large series of LPD demonstrated that the procedure might not only be feasible, but that it might have advantages as compared with open pancreaticoduodenectomy. Blood loss, ICU length of stay and overall hospital length of stay were shorter in the LPD group at the cost of significantly higher operative times. This video demonstrates a full LPD performed for a malignant ampulloma. All major steps of the procedure are extensively and clearly demonstrated.