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J Minim Access Surg. 2007 Apr;3(2):47-51. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.33272.

Laparoscopy in pancreatic tumors.

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Department of Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 400012, India.


Recently, increasing number of manuscripts - original articles and case reports have attempted to provide evidence of the forays of minimal access surgery into pancreatic diseases. Many, based on the lack of Level I evidence, still believe that laparoscopy in pancreatic surgery is experimental. This article attempts to look into data exploring the existing use of minimally invasive surgery in pancreatic disease to answer a vital question - what does the evidence say on the current status of laparoscopic surgery in pancreatic tumors.


Laparoscopy; pancreas; tumors

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