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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-51

Laparoscopy in pancreatic tumors


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

Correspondence Address:
S V Shrikhande
Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.33272

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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.






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