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Clinical comparison of distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy

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Authors
Lee, Seung Eun; Jang, Jin-Young; Lee, Kuhn Uk; Kim, Sun-Whe
Issue Date
2009-01-03
Publisher
Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
Citation
J Korean Med Sci. 2008 ;23(6):1011-4.
Keywords
AdultAgedFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedPancreatectomy/adverse effects/*methodsPancreatic Fistula/etiologyPancreatic Neoplasms/pathology/*surgeryPostoperative ComplicationsRetrospective Studies*SplenectomyTreatment Outcome
Abstract
The spleen may be preserved during distal pancreatectomy (DP) for benign disease. The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative and postoperative courses of patients with conventional DP and spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (SPDP) for benign lesions or tumors with low-grade malignant potential occurred at the body or tail of the pancreas. A retrospective analysis was performed for the hospital records of all the patients undergoing DP and SPDP between January 1995 and April 2006. One-hundred forty-three patients underwent DP and 37 patients underwent SPDP. There were no significant differences in age, sex, indications of operation, estimated blood loss, operative time, and postoperative hospital stay between the two groups. Pancreatic fistula occurred in 21 (13.3%) patients following DP and in 3 (8.1%) following SPDP without a significant difference (p=0.081). Portal vein thrombosis occurred in 4 patients after DP. Splenic infarction occurred in one patient after SPDP. Overwhelming postosplenectomy infection was observed in one patient after DP. SPDP can be achieved with no increase in complication rate, operative time, or length of postoperative hospitalization as compared to conventional DP. Additionally, it has the advantage of reducing the risk of overwhelming postsplenectomy infection and postoperative venous thrombosis.
ISSN
1011-8934 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/62835
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2008.23.6.1011
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