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Minimally invasive versus open distal pancreatectomy for ductal adenocarcinoma (DIPLOMA)—a difficult question to answer

Authors: Jonathan Ghing-Chi Sham, Michele Maiko Gage, Jin He

Abstract

Since the introduction of laparoscopy as an adjunct to abdominal surgery in the 1980’s, surgeons have sought to compare the clinical outcomes of minimally invasive procedures with their parent operations.