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Distal pancreatectomy (body and tail)

General

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.

Indications

  • 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 

Goal

  • Cure the disease

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