Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater.

  title={Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater.},
  author={Daniel H. Hayes and J. Scott Bolton and Gladden W. Willis and John C. Bowen},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={206 5},
Thirty-five consecutive cases of adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater seen over the past 36 years were reviewed. The introduction of new diagnostic techniques over the course of this study improved the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis but did not lead to earlier diagnosis. The surgical resectability rate was 88%, and 53% of postoperative survivors were free of disease at 5 years. Of the 14 patients with metastases to regional lymph nodes, 27% survived disease-free for 5 years. Surgical… CONTINUE READING
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