Combined preoperative endoscopic and laparoscopic ultrasonography for prediction of R0 resection in upper gastrointestinal tract cancer.

@article{Mortensen2006CombinedPE,
  title={Combined preoperative endoscopic and laparoscopic ultrasonography for prediction of R0 resection in upper gastrointestinal tract cancer.},
  author={Michael Bau Mortensen and Claus Wilki Fristrup and Alan Patrick Ainsworth and Torsten Kj{\ae}rulff Pless and Henning Overgaard Nielsen and Claus Peter Hovendal},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={
          720-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the ability of combined endoscopic and laparoscopic ultrasonography to predict R0 resection and avoid unnecessary surgery in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract cancer (UGIC). METHODS A total of 411 consecutive patients with UGIC (182 pancreatic cancers, 134 gastric cancers and 95 oesophageal cancers) treated between January 2002 and May 2004 were analysed prospectively. The allocation of patients into resectability groups by endoscopic ultrasonography… CONTINUE READING
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