Diagnostic laparoscopy for periampullary and pancreatic cancer: What is the true benefit?

@article{Barreiro2002DiagnosticLF,
  title={Diagnostic laparoscopy for periampullary and pancreatic cancer: What is the true benefit?},
  author={Christopher J. Barreiro and Keith D. Lillemoe and Leonidas G. Koniaris and Taylor A. Sohn and Charles J Yeo and C.R.N.P. JoAnn Coleman R.N. and Elliot K. Fishman and John L. Cameron},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={75-81}
}
The role of diagnostic laparoscopy in patients with periampullary and pancreatic malignancies is controversial. A retrospective review was performed including all patients (n = 188) with a periampullary or pancreatic malignancy who underwent both CT and laparotomy at our institution between January 1997 and December 1999. The overall resectability rate for all periampullary cancers was 67.3% (115 of 171 patients). This compared favorably with the resectability rate for cancers of the pancreatic… CONTINUE READING

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