Published in Cancer Weekly, July 19th, 2005
"In the past few years, minimally invasive therapy for pancreatic diseases has made significant strides but the role of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy is still controversial. Four patients with a mean age of 44±11 years were chosen for a laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy," scientists in Italy reported.
"Pathological diagnoses were ductal adenocarcinoma in 1, neuroendocrine tumor in 2, and metastatic malignant melanoma in 1. The procedure was laparoscopically completed in all with a mean operating time, blood loss, and hospital stay of 416±77 min,...
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