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
Del Chiaro M, Valente R, Arnelo U. Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy for the Treatment of Pancreatic-Head and Periampullary Tumors. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(4):343. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4754
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