OBJECTIVE: During pancreatic surgery for malignancies, hepatic revascularization is needed in case of en bloc resection with hepatic artery involvement. In these cases, the use of the splenic artery is described in the literature, including transposition and interposition techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of pancreatic cancer resection with involvement of the right hepatic artery, anomalous arising from the superior mesenteric artery, and hepatic revascularization with splenic artery reconstruction. A literature review to analyze the use of splenic artery in hepatic revascularization during pancreatic cancer surgery was performed. RESULTS: A 61-year-old man with a 55-mm hypovascular tumor in the pancreatic head, in wide contact with the right hepatic artery, underwent total pancreatectomy and splenectomy. Right hepatic artery was resected, and the distal part of the splenic artery was transposed to the right hepatic artery with a termino-terminal anastomosis. Histopathological examination revealed R0 resection. CONCLUSIONS: Hepatic revascularization with splenic artery should be considered in patients suitable to extend resectability in pancreatic cancer surgery. A multidisciplinary approach and careful pre-operative planning are essential.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2021|
- Oncovascular surgery
- Pancreas carcinoma
- Personalized medicine
- Vascular surgery