IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 32 / Issue 5 / pii/1630980916149-1454926421

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
The application of a newly developed linear stapler preloaded with tissue reinforcement for distal pancreatectomy in the management of ovarian cancer
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(5), 579–581;
Published: 10 October 2011

Advanced ovarian cancer may extend into the spleen, and even the pancreatic tail, in which a splenectomy associated with distal pancreatectomy is crucial for optimal cytoreduction. A new linear stapler preloaded with tissue reinforcement is currently introduced. We herein report the first three cases of successful application of this device for distal pancreatectomy performed during cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer
Distal pancreatectomy
Linear stapler
Tissue reinforcement
Pancreatic leakage
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