Does Portal-Superior Mesenteric Vein Invasion Still Indicate Irresectability for Pancreatic Carcinoma?

@article{Ramacciato2008DoesPM,
  title={Does Portal-Superior Mesenteric Vein Invasion Still Indicate Irresectability for Pancreatic Carcinoma?},
  author={FACS Giovanni Ramacciato and PhD Paolo Mercantini and Niccolo Petrucciani and Valentina Giaccaglia and Giuseppe Nigri and Matteo Ravaioli and Matteo Cescon and Alessandro Cucchetti and Massimo Del Gaudio},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={817-825}
}
Pancreatic carcinoma frequently infiltrates the portal vein or the superior mesenteric vein; pancreatectomy combined with portal vein/superior mesenteric vein resection represents a potentially curative treatment in these cases but is still a controversial procedure. After performing a computerized Medline search, 12 series published during the last 8 years were selected, enrolling 399 patients who underwent pancreatectomy combined with portal vein/superior mesenteric vein resection for… CONTINUE READING

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