Correlation between radiographic classification and pathological grade of portal vein wall invasion in pancreatic head cancer.

@article{Nakao2012CorrelationBR,
  title={Correlation between radiographic classification and pathological grade of portal vein wall invasion in pancreatic head cancer.},
  author={Atsunori Nakao and Akiyuki Kanzaki and Tsutomu Fujii and Yasuhiro Kodera and Suguru Yamada and Hiroyuki Sugimoto and Shuji Nomoto and Shigeo Nakamura and Satoshi Morita and Shin Takeda},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={255 1},
  pages={
          103-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A retrospective study was performed to clarify the correlation between radiographic type of portal vein (PV) invasion and pathological grade of PV wall invasion, and their correlation with postoperative prognosis. BACKGROUND In many patients with pancreatic cancer, PV resection is necessary to increase resectability and obtain cancer-free margins. METHODS We analyzed 671 patients who had undergone surgery for invasive adenocarcinoma of the pancreas between July 1981 and June 2010… CONTINUE READING
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