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A case of pancreatic hamartoma pathologically confirmed after robot-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2019 Aug;23(3):286-90
Published online August 31, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery.

Dong Hyun Shin1, Seoung Yoon Rho2,3, Ho Kyoung Hwang2,3, Woo Jung Lee2,3, and Chang Moo Kang2,3

1College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 2Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 3Pancreatobiliary Cancer Center, Yonsei Cancer Center, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Received November 22, 2018; Revised April 25, 2019; Accepted April 30, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Pancreatic hamartoma is a rare benign tumor that can be easily misdiagnosed due to its rarity. Its diagnostic ambiguity demands surgical resection for confirmation. We reported a 54-year-old female patient with a pancreatic hamartoma that was pathologically confirmed after surgery, and we reviewed all the reported literature for adult pancreatic hamartomas. With the advancement of techniques for minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic or robotic pancreatectomy can be safely performed on benign or low-grade malignant tumors in which the diagnosis is uncertain.
Keywords : Pancreatic harmatoma; Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy; Minimally invasive surgery


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