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Invited Commentary
December 28, 2016

Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy for the Treatment of Pancreatic-Head and Periampullary Tumors

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pancreatic Surgery Unit, Division of Surgery, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute at Center for Digestive Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4754

The outcome of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy for the treatment of pancreas-head and periampullary cancers is still a matter of debate. If on one hand some studies suggested a potential advantage of applying minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of such tumors,1 on the other hand, other studies reported overall higher rates of morbidity when compared with traditional open surgery.2

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