Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy as the total biopsy of the pancreas: Tool of minimally invasive surgery

Michihiro Maruyama, Takashi Kenmochi, Takehide Asana, Kenichi Saigo, Hideaki Miyauchi, Fumihiko Miura, Takenori Ochiai

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Abstract

Because of recent progress in imaging modalities, the opportunities to detect pancreatic cystic neoplasms are increasing. However, serous cystadenoma is still uncommon. We report a case of serous cystadenoma treated by laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. A 52-year-old woman presented with mild upper abdominal pain. Dynamic computed tomography (CT) revealed a solitary cystic lesion 3cm in diameter in the pancreatic tail. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a honeycomb pattern, indicative of serous cystadenoma. To obtain the final diagnosis of the tumor, we performed laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. A histopathological study showed microcystadenoma with no evidence of malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology

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