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Invited Critique
February 1, 2008

Central Pancreatectomy—Invited Critique

Arch Surg. 2008;143(2):180-181. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2007.53

Adham and colleagues describe the largest single-institutional series reported to date of 50 patients who underwent CP during an 18-year period. This article adds a substantial experience to the very limited information currently known about this procedure. The procedure, also called a middle or median pancreatectomy, may offer some theoretical advantages over larger resections—namely a distal pancreatectomy. However, the procedure has been rarely reported and should remain rarely performed.