Cancer of the pancreas. 50 years of surgery.

  title={Cancer of the pancreas. 50 years of surgery.},
  author={Birgir Gudjonsson},
  volume={60 9},
The course of 196 patients with proven carcinoma of the pancreas seen at Yale New Haven Hospital from 1972 to 1982 was analyzed. Only 73% of the patients were preoperatively expected to have cancer of the pancreas. The patients who underwent resection had the longest mean survival but also the longest total hospital stay. Twenty-seven patients survived 1 year or more, but nonresected patients constituted 81.5% of this group. The only 5-year survivor did not undergo resection. Forty-seven… CONTINUE READING

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