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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy

P Pessaux, MD, PhD R Memeo, MD, PhD V De Blasi, MD D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, May 2017;17(05). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4931

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In this video, a laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with a splenectomy is demonstrated. The colon is mobilized from the omentum and the splenic flexure is lowered completely. The dissection is completed towards the right side in order to access the pancreatic isthmus. The dissection is initiated at the level of the inferior pancreatic port in order to identify the mesentericoportal axis. The retropancreatic dissection is performed. The splenic vein and the splenic artery are dissected and taped. A tape is placed around the pancreas in order to facilitate the dissection thanks to the traction exerted. The pancreas is divided by means of a stapler, tan cartridge. The splenic vessels were divided through Hem-o-lok™ Polymer Locking Ligation Systems. The dissection is performed from the right to the left side of the retropancreatic region. The greater omentum is dissected in close contact with the greater curvature of the stomach. The short gastric vessels are progressively divided. The division of the posterior mesogastrium allows to completely free the specimen, which is then placed in a bag. The specimen is removed through a suprapubic Pfannenstiel’s incision.