Arterial Resection During Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Mollberg2011ArterialRD,
  title={Arterial Resection During Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Nathan M. Mollberg and Nuh N. Rahbari and Moritz Koch and Werner Hartwig and Yumiko E. Hoeger and Markus W. B{\"u}chler and J{\"u}rgen Weitz},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={254},
  pages={882–893}
}
Background:The majority of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage. As surgical resection remains the only hope for cure, more aggressive surgical approaches have been advocated to increase resection rates. Institutions have begun to release data on their experience with pancreatectomy and simultaneous arterial resection (AR), which has traditionally been considered a general contraindication to resection. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to evaluate the perioperative and… 
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