[Current diagnosis and treatment of early pancreatic cancer].

  title={[Current diagnosis and treatment of early pancreatic cancer].},
  author={Shinichiroh Ryu and Kensei Maeshiro and Yohichi Yasunami and Seiyo Ikeda},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={54 5},
In the present study our current experience of early pancreatic cancer is described. The early pancreatic cancer was defined when the tumor was located within the pancreas and/or less than 2 cm in diameter. Between 1983 and 1995, 9 out of 183 cases with pancreatic cancer were fulfilled with the criteria of early pancreatic cancer. Among the diagnostic modalities including US, CT, ERP, balloon ERP-CS and EUS, the balloon ERP-CS as well as EUS appears the most valuable procedure for making… CONTINUE READING