Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy for cholangiocarcinoma: a single-center review of 85 consecutive patients.

@article{Ebata2012HepatopancreatoduodenectomyFC,
  title={Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy for cholangiocarcinoma: a single-center review of 85 consecutive patients.},
  author={T Ebata and Y Yokoyama and Tsuyoshi Igami and Gen Sugawara and Yu Takahashi and Yuji Nimura and Masato Nagino},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256 2},
  pages={297-305}
}
OBJECTIVE To outline our experience with hepatopancreatoduodenectomy (HPD) as a treatment for cholangiocarcinoma and to appraise the clinical significance of this challenging procedure. BACKGROUND Cholangiocarcinomas often exhibit an extensive ductal spread invading from the hepatic hilus to the lower bile duct, and such tumors can be completely resected only by HPD. Early experiences with HPD were associated with high mortality and morbidity, leading to an underestimation of the survival… CONTINUE READING