For cancer in the body or tail of the pancreas, a pancreatectomy can cure the disease. In a distal pancreatectomy, the spleen is also removed.
Distal pancreatectomies at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, are usually performed by a laparoscopic technique.
- Detection or suspicion of cancer in the body or tail of the pancreas where there is no evidence of advanced cancer (metastasis or invasion of blood vessels).
- Precancerous conditions