Clinical value and cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy

Andrea Belli, Francesco Izzo, Giulio Belli


Minimally invasive pancreatic resection (MIPR) has gained popularity in the last decade and it is currently widely applied with selected indications in highly specialized centres worldwide. Distal pancreatectomy (DP), which lacks of a technical demanding and complex reconstruction phase, is the most suitable pancreatic resection for a minimal invasive approach and is therefore the most performed MIPR.