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Fig. 1 | BMC Surgery

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From: Preventing clinically relevant pancreatic fistula with combination of linear stapling plus continuous suture of the stump in laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy

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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm. a The tumor was visualized by intraoperative ultrasonography. b The pancreas was mobilized from its inferior border off the retroperitoneum. c Splenic artery was isolated at the superior pancreatic border, and its branches were dissected off the pancreas and clips are applied to secure them. d Splenic vein was isolated from the pancreas, and venous branches were divided and clips were applied for dissection. e Drain was routinely placed close to the stump of pancreas

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