Pancreatic cancer is one of the dismal malignant disease in gastrointestinal tract. However, since the recent literature reporting median survival of FOLFIRINOX (leucovorin clcium, fluorouracil, irinotecan hydrochloride, oxaliplatin) chemotherapy was more than 12 months in metastatic pancreatic cancer was published, the positive attitude toward the treatment of the advanced pancreatic cancer is gradually expanded among the medical and surgical oncologists. Due to multiple combination of potent chemotherapeutic agents, potential adverse side effects should be concerned when considering FOLFIRINOX. Herein, we report a 55-year old male patient with locally advanced pancreatic cancer who successfully underwent curative resection following by laparoscopic division of pancreaticosplenic ligament due to long-term preoperative use of FOLFIRINOX related hepatic toxicity associated with secondary hypersplenism. The present case suggests the extended radical PD with combined major vascular resection following laparoscopic division of pancreaticosplenic ligament containing splenic artery and vein can improve the safety of curative resection and may expand the potential indication of pancreatic cancer in well-selected long-term use of preoperative FOLFIRINOX induced hepatic toxicity associated with secondary hypersplenism.
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