Ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas: incidence of tumor involvement beyond the Whipple resection line. Histological and immunocytochemical analysis of 37 total pancreatectomy specimens.


Intrapancreatic tumor spread of ductal adenocarcinoma of head of pancreas was examined histologically in 37 total pancreatectomy specimens. Five to 10 tissue blocks were prepared from grossly tumor-free tissue of each pancreas and coded by anatomic location. Step sections from each block were analyzed for carcinoma in situ lesions, invasive carcinoma, and… (More)


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