Modern operative technics| Volume 124, ISSUE 3, P431-432, September 1972

Retrograde distal pancreatectomy

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      Subtotal pancreatectomy has a relatively high morbidity and mortality. To minimize the possibility of injury to structures contiguous with the pancreas, a simplified technic of distal pancreatectomy is employed whereby the tail of the pancreas is approached by the retrograde route and the spleen is left intact.
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