Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic spleen-preserving partial resection of the pancreatic tail for insulinoma.

Abstract

Laparoscopic pancreatic resection is rarely described. Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopy may offer some advantages for resection of the pancreatic tail. A 49-year-old woman was diagnosed with insulinoma located in the pancreatic tail. Telerobotic-assisted laparoscopic spleen-preserving resection of the pancreatic tail was performed. Operation time was 195 minutes. The postoperative course was uneventful. The previously described advantages of a telerobotic approach with extended range of motion and three-dimensional view make more complex operations like pancreatic resection possible and may offer extended indications for laparoscopic surgery.

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