Combined associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) followed by left trisectionectomy and Whipple operation for PNET
Abstract: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) is slow-growing, and account only for 2% of all pancreatic primary tumors. Surgical resection is still the only curative treatment for PNET patients. Unfortunately, most of PNETs was found with unresectable multiple liver metastases and extrahepatic metastasis as their characteristics of non-functional and asymptomatic. With advances in liver surgery in these years, especially combined associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS), provide a new curative surgical treatment for PNET with liver metastases patient. Here we report a PNET with multiple liver metastases case underwent ALPPS (followed by left trisectionectomy) and Whipple operation within one-stage.