Laureano Fernández-Cruz

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BACKGROUND The effect of adjuvant treatment on survival in pancreatic cancer is unclear. We report the final results of the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer 1 Trial and update the interim results. METHODS In a multicenter trial using a two-by-two factorial design, we randomly assigned 73 patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma to(More)
BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant treatment in pancreatic cancer remains uncertain. The European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC) assessed the roles of chemoradiotherapy and chemotherapy in a randomised study. METHODS After resection, patients were randomly assigned to adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (20 Gy in ten daily fractions over 2 weeks with 500(More)
BACKGROUND The reported experience with laparoscopic pancreatic resections (LPR) remains limited to case reports or small series of patients. METHODS A retrospective multicenter study was conducted in 25 European surgical centers concerning their experience with LPR. Detailed questionnaires were used, focusing on patients, tumors, operative data, and late(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of resection margins on survival for patients with resected pancreatic cancer treated within the context of the adjuvant European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer-1 (ESPAC-1) study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic cancer is associated with a poor long-term survival rate of only 10% to 15% after resection. Patients(More)
Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery (LPS) has seen significant development but much of the knowledge refers to small and benign pancreatic tumors. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and long-term outcome of the laparoscopic approach in patients with benign, premalignant, and overt malignant lesions of the pancreas. This study, currently, is(More)
Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery (LapPS) for management of benign pancreatic tumors has still not been defined. This paper evaluates the feasibility and outcome of LapPS in patients with endocrine pancreatic tumors (EPTs) and cystic neoplasms of the pancreas (CyNP). Eighteen patients with benign pancreatic tumors underwent LapPS between January 1998 and May(More)
Since the first reports with laparoscopic resection of islet cell tumors in 1996, the experience worldwide is still limited, with only short-term outcomes available. Some have suggested that a malignant tumor is a contraindication to laparoscopic resection. Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and long-term outcome of the(More)
OBJECTIVES:The objective of this study was to evaluate prospectively the efficacy of different strategies based on endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), helical computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and angiography (A) in the staging and tumor resectability assessment of pancreatic cancer.METHODS:All consecutive patients with pancreatic(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective randomized study compares the safety and efficacy of transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (TLPA) and retroperitoneal approach (RLPA) in obese patients with Cushing's syndrome. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recently, a retroperitoneal laparoscopic approach has been described with benefits of avoiding the respiratory and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of postoperative morbidity rate of a new pancreatogastrostomy technique, pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) with gastric partition (PPPD-GP) with the conventional technique of pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ). SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatojejunostomy and pancreatogastrostomy (PG) are the commonly(More)