Conservative resection for benign tumors of the proximal pancreas

Hai Huang; Xin Dong; Shun-Liang Gao; Yu-Lian Wu; Jablonska, Beata Jolanta; Ishikawa, Toru; Ming-Te Huang
August 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;8/28/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 32, p4044
Academic Journal
AIM: To evaluate the safety and long-term prognosis of conservative resection (CR) for benign or borderline tumor of the proximal pancreas. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 20 patients who underwent CR at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine between April 2000 and October 2008. For pancreaticojejunostomy, a modified invagination method, continuous circular invaginated pancreaticojejunostomy (CCI-PJ) was used. Modified continuous closed lavage (MCCL) was performed for patients with pancreatic fistula. RESULTS: The indications were: serous cystadenomas in eight patients, insulinomas in six, non-functional islet cell tumors in three and solid pseudopapillary tumors in three. Perioperative mortality was zero and morbidity was 25%. Overall, pancreatic fistula was present in 25% of patients. At a mean follow up of 42.7 mo, all patients were alive with no recurrence and no new-onset diabetes mellitus or exocrine dysfunction. CONCLUSION: CR is a safe and effective procedure for patients with benign tumors in the proximal pancreas, with careful CCI-PJ and postoperative MCCL.


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