Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy: State of the art.
Memeo R, Sangiuolo F, de Blasi V, Tzedakis S, Mutter D, Marescaux J, Pessaux P.
J Visc Surg. 2016
Abstract:Over recent years, minimally invasive pancreatic resections have increasingly been reported in the literature. Even though pancreatic surgery is still considered a challenge for surgeons due to its technical difficulties and high morbidity, the development and spread of robotic surgery has highlighted a new interest, which has induced a rapid spread of robotic approaches for pancreatic resections. This study presents a systematic review of the literature regarding robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy in order to assess the safety and feasibility of robotic pancreatic resection.