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Is Robotic Pancreatic Surgery expected Access by the Minimal Access Pancreatic Surgeons?

RJ Orti-Rodríguez

Citation Information : Orti-Rodríguez R. Is Robotic Pancreatic Surgery expected Access by the Minimal Access Pancreatic Surgeons?. World J Lap Surg 2012; 5 (1):49-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1148

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).



Many surgeons have demonstrated the feasibility of laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomies (PD), but benefits comparable to or even more prominent than those of an open procedure has not been clinically proven. Robotic surgery has improved some aspects of the laparoscopic approach. We compare both types of approach for PD.


The literature was systematically reviewed to find all the PD procedures totally performed by a laparoscopic or by a robotic approach.


Between 1996 and 2012, 192 patients underwent a total laparoscopic PD and 109 a total robotic PD. The mean operating room time and mean estimated blood loss was 388.8 minutes and 178.7 ml for LG and 397.4 minutes and 319.06 ml for RG. Morbidity was found in 18 cases of RG and in 69 of LG. Mortality and conversion rates were similars in both arms.


This review can not find clear difference between both groups in spite of the short literature available.

How to cite this article

Orti-Rodríguez RJ. Is Robotic Pancreatic Surgery expected Access by the Minimal Access Pancreatic Surgeons? World J Lap Surg 2012;5(1):49-53.

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