Table 3: Reported thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy.

AuthorJournalYearNumber of total patientsNumber of cancer patientsTotal procedures of splanchnicectomyApproachSidePosition

Worsey et al.
[15]
Br J Surg1993Pancreatic cancer ( )11Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Cuschieri et al.
[20]
J R Coll Surg Edinb1994Pancreatic cancer ( ), chronic pancreatitis ( )38Bilateral ( )Bilateral ( )Prone position

Lin et al. [21]Eur J Surg Suppl1994Pancreatic cancer ( ), hepatocellular carcinoma ( ), cholangiocarcinoma ( ), gastric cancer ( ), colon cancer with liver metastasis ( ), esophageal cancer ( )1414Unilateral ( ), bilateral ( )Right ( ), bilateral ( )Lateral position

Takahashi et al. [22]Surg Endosc1996Pancreatic cancer ( )33Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Lonroth et al.
[23]
Eur J Surg1997Pancreatic cancer ( ), duodenal cancer ( ), chronic pancreatitis ( ), portal vein thrombosis ( )55Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Le Pimpec Barthes et al.
[24]
Ann Thorac Surg1998Pancreatic cancer ( )2024Unilateral ( ), bilateral ( )Left ( ), Right ( ), Bilateral ( )Lateral position

Ihse et al. [25]Ann Surg1999Pancreatic cancer ( ), chronic pancreatitis ( )2344Bilateral ( )Bilateral ( )Prone position

Giraudo et al.
[26]
Ann Oncol1999Pancreatic cancer ( )1416Unilateral ( ), bilateral ( )Left ( ), right ( ), bilateral ( )Lateral position

Pietrabissa et al. [27]Arch Surg2000Pancreatic cancer ( )2425 (technical failure in 4)Unilateral ( )Left ( ), right ( )Lateral position

Saenz et al.
[28]
Surg Endosc2000Pancreatic cancer ( )2435Unilateral ( ), bilateral ( )Left ( ), bilateral ( )Lateral position

Leksowski [29]Surg Endosc2001Pancreatic cancer ( )2626Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Krishna
et al. [6]
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management2001Pancreatic cancer ( )11Unilateral ( )NRNR

Lang-Lazdunski et al. [30]Ann Thorac Surg2002Adrenal metastasis ( )11Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Stefaniak et al.
[31]
EJSO2005Pancreatic cancer ( )5924Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position

Kang et al. [32]Am J Surg2007Pancreatic cancer ( ), hepatic cancer ( ), gallbladder cancer ( ), bile duct cancer ( ), gastric cancer ( )2121Bilateral ( )Bilateral ( )Lateral position

Katri
et al. [33]
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A2008Pancreatic cancer ( )1215 (technical failure in 1)Unilateral ( ), bilateral ( , continuous)Left ( ), Right ( )Lateral position

Johnson et al.
[4]
Pancreatology2009Pancreatic cancer ( ), gallbladder cancer ( ), bile duct cancer ( ), duodenal cancer ( ), unknown cancer ( )6515Bilateral ( )Bilateral ( )Prone position

Prasad et al.
[34]
J Minim Access Surg2009Pancreatic cancer ( )11Bilateral ( )Bilateral ( )Prone position

Śmigielski et al.
[35]
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques2011Pancreatic cancer ( )89121Unilateral ( )NRLateral position

Tavassoli
et al. [36]
Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine2013Pancreatic cancer ( )2020Unilateral ( )Left ( )Lateral position