S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Surgery (외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_외과학전공)
Clinical comparison of distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy
- Issue Date
- Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
- J Korean Med Sci. 2008 ;23(6):1011-4.
- Adult ; Aged ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Pancreatectomy/adverse effects/*methods ; Pancreatic Fistula/etiology ; Pancreatic Neoplasms/pathology/*surgery ; Postoperative Complications ; Retrospective Studies ; Treatment Outcome ; Splenectomy
- 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.
- 1011-8934 (Print)
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