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Middle-preserving pancreatectomy for synchronous ampullary carcinoma and solid-pseudopapillary tumor of distal pancreas

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
2210-2612
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
2
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2011.08.007
Keywords
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Middle-Preserving Pancreatectomy
  • Carcinoma Of Ampulla
  • Solid-Pseudopapillary Tumor Of The Pancreas
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Introduction Total pancreatectomy is the treatment of choice for multicentric diseases involving the pancreas. Middle-preserving pancreatectomy is a recently reported alternative procedure when the pancreatic body is spared from disease. Presentation of case We report a 63-year old lady who underwent a combined Whipple's operation and distal splenopancreatectomy for her synchronous ampullary carcinoma and solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the distal pancreas. Discussion For multiple tumors of the pancreas, the choice of surgery should be based on the nature of pathology and follow the principle of oncological resection. Conclusion Middle-preserving pancreatectomy is a safe and feasible option for patient with multicentric or synchronous pancreatic pathologies.

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