Article Abstract

Laparoscopic management of neuroendocrine tumors: state-of-the-art

Authors: Riccardo Memeo, Stefania Roselli, Luigi Lupo, Zineb Cherkaoui, Patrick Pessaux

Abstract

Over recent years, minimally invasive pancreatic resections have increasingly been reported in the literature. Even though pancreatic surgery is still considered a challenge for surgeons due to its technical difficulties and high morbidity, the consolidation of minimally invasive pancreatic surgery has included the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). This article presents a systematic review of the literature with regards to the laparoscopic treatment of PNETs in order to assess the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic pancreatic resections.

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