Techniques of conventional open pancreatic surgery

Demetrius Pertsemlidis, David S. Pertsemlidis

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Pancreatic surgical procedures range from enucleation of solitary small peripheral subcapsular tumors to segmental or total pancreatectomy. Accurate localization and protection of the pancreatic and biliary ducts in enucleations and segmental resections are the keys to successful outcome. Patients undergoing distal pancreatectomies should have vaccinations against pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, antibiotic prophylaxis, and cleansing of the colon prior to surgery. Open pancreatic surgery is performed through midline or subcostal incisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrine Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780203912997
ISBN (Print)9780824742973
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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