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Shelat VG, Diddapur RK
Correspondence: Mr RK Diddapur, email@example.com
With the marriage of surgery and technology, applications of minimal access surgery are increasing exponentially. Pancreatic diseases are no exception. Minimally invasive retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy (MIRP), or percutaneous video-assisted necrosectomy, is a new technique to debride the necrotic pancreas. We report a 51- year-old male patient who successfully underwent MIRP for infected pancreatic necrosis, and briefly review of literature.
Keywords: infected pancreatic necrosis, minimal access surgery, minimally invasive retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy, necrotising pancreatitis, percutaneous video-assisted necrosectomy
Singapore Med J 2007; 48(8): e220–e223