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2022 Aug 11

Updates Surg

Robotic lateral pancreatico-jejunostomy for chronic pancreatitis Puestow procedure.


Cubisino A, Dreifuss NH, Schlottmann F, Giulianotti P C
Updates Surg. 2022 Aug 11.
PMID: 35953620.


Chronic pancreatitis is a benign inflammatory disorder, which can lead to severe and persistent symptoms. Patients with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain often require endoscopic treatments, which are frequently associated with inadequate symptom relief. In selected patients, surgical treatment allows for a greater long-term pain reduction.As one of the first teams reporting this approach, we present a didactical video with a stepwise technique to perform a robotic Puestow procedure.This technical report details a robotic approach to complete a latero-lateral pancreatojejunostomy in patients with symptomatic chronic pancreatitis with dilated main pancreatic duct.The robotic approach has shown to be an effective treatment with postoperative relief of ductal hypertension and successful long-term outcomes in patients with symptomatic chronic pancreatitis. A properly executed operation following precise surgical steps is critical for the success of the procedure.