What indication, morbidity and mortality for central pancreatectomy in oncological surgery? A systematic review

Michele Santangelo, Anna Esposito, Vincenzo Tammaro, Armando Calogero, Carmen Criscitiello, Giuseppe Roberti, Maria Candida, Niccolò Rupealta, Antonio Pisani, Nicola Carlomagno

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Conventional pancreatic resections for pancreatic neck and body diseases include pancreaticoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy, and total pancreatectomy. Recent studies have reported encouraging results of non-traditional pancreatic resections, including central pancreatectomy (CP), for central pancreatic disease. This surgical approach offers the potentials of low postoperative morbidity and preservation of metabolic functions. This study performs a systematic review on CP. A comprehensive literature search was conducted, for the period 1992-2015, on three worldwide databases: PubMed, Scopus, ISI-Web of Knowledge. We focused on indications, morbidity and mortality of this surgical procedure. The review shows that CP is particularly suitable for small-medium size diseases localized into the pancreatic body. This procedure is associated with an increased postoperative morbidity but an excellent postoperative pancreatic function. CP is a safe and effective procedure when performed following the right indications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S172-S176
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Central pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic fistula
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Segmental resection pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'What indication, morbidity and mortality for central pancreatectomy in oncological surgery? A systematic review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this