Evolving preoperative evaluation of patients with pancreatic cancer: does laparoscopy have a role in the current era?

@article{Mayo2009EvolvingPE,
  title={Evolving preoperative evaluation of patients with pancreatic cancer: does laparoscopy have a role in the current era?},
  author={Skye C. Mayo and Donald F. Austin and Brett C Sheppard and Motomi Mori and Donald K Shipley and Kevin G Billingsley},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={208 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
BACKGROUND Recent years have brought important developments in preoperative imaging and use of laparoscopic staging of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC). There are few data about the optimal combination of preoperative studies to accurately identify resectable patients. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a statewide review of all patients with surgically managed PAC from 1996 to 2003 using data from the Oregon State Cancer Registry, augmented with clinical information from primary medical… CONTINUE READING