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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy can be performed with or without splenic vessels conservation. The formation of perigastric varices is the main long-term complication and represents the area of major concern among surgeons. Aim of this paper was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The value of surgical resection in the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) with liver metastases (LM) is still debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of surgery of PNET with LM. METHODS Patients with PNET with synchronous LM between 2000 and 2011 from 4 high-volume institutions were included. The patients(More)
BACKGROUND Poorly differentiated, resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is associated with early recurrence and may benefit from neoadjuvant treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinicopathologic characteristics and survival of patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma according to histologic grading. METHODS A total of(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy, precision, and rapidity of liver volumes calculated by using a freehand electromagnetic pen tablet contourtracing method as compared with the volumes calculated by using the standard optical mouse contourtracing method. The imaging data used as input for accuracy and precision testing were computed by(More)
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