Extensive distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic tumor

Masafumi Nakamura, Takao Ohtsuka, Hiroshi Nakashima, Yosuke Nagayoshi, Hiroshi Kono, Kosuke Tsutsumi, Shunichi Takahata, Masao Tanaka

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Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and advantages of extensive distal pancreatectomy (ExDP). Patients and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed our experience in 24 patients, who underwent ExDP or total pancreatectomy (TP) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer (22 patients) or benign tumor (two patients). Results: ExDP was associated with less blood loss (p=0.0189), shorter operative times (p=0.024), lower rates of worsening of diabetes mellitus (p<0.0001), and shorter hospital stays (p=0.0009) than TP. ExDP also had a lower complication rate than TP (1/11 cases versus 4/13 cases), but this was not a significant difference. There was no difference in the curative resection rate for pancreatic cancer between the two procedures (p=0.685). Conclusion: ExDP is a feasible and function-preserving operation for the treatment of pancreatic tumors in the body of the pancreas near the portal vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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