Detection of extrapancreatic nerve plexus invasion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cytokeratin 19 staining and K-ras mutation.

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BACKGROUND Neural invasion is known to be one of the aggressive characteristics of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, there have been no systematic studies on intraoperative examination of neural invasion of pancreatic carcinomas after wide dissection of the retroperitoneum, particularly at the surgical margin. METHODS We performed intraoperative… (More)

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