Surgical Technique of Pancreatic Parenchyma Transection-Delayed Approach (PPTDA) in Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma.


Department of Digestive and Transplantation Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, 1163 Tatemachi Hachioji, Tokyo, 193-0998, Japan. [Email]


The combination of major hepatectomy and pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), that is, a hepatopancreatoduodenectomy (HPD), is the only curative treatment for bile duct cancer with extensive horizontal tumor spread invading both the hepatic hilum and the intrapancreatic bile duct. However, this aggressive procedure remains controversial with regard to the balance between the survival benefit and high risk of mortality and morbidity, especially the risk for postoperative hepatic failure and postoperative pancreatic fistula. Here, we describe the efficacy of a novel modified technique of HPD with delayed division of the pancreatic parenchyma for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, and focus on the surgical technique and the short-term outcomes, with a representative case.


Hilar cholangiocarcinoma,Pancreas parenchyma transection,