Is extended hemihepatectomy plus pancreaticoduodenectomy justified for advanced bile duct cancer and gallbladder cancer?

@article{Sakamoto2013IsEH,
  title={Is extended hemihepatectomy plus pancreaticoduodenectomy justified for advanced bile duct cancer and gallbladder cancer?},
  author={Yoshihiro Sakamoto and Satoshi Nara and Yoji Kishi and Minoru Esaki and Kazuaki Shimada and Norihiro Kokudo and Tomoo Kosuge},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={153 6},
  pages={794-800}
}
BACKGROUND Major hepatopancreaticoduodenectomy (HPD) is an extensive surgical procedure offering the highest curability for patients with advanced biliary cancer. However, surgical morbidity associated with major HPD is high, and optimal indications for this procedure remain unclear. METHODS Between 1989 and 2010, 14 patients with widespread bile duct cancer and 5 with gallbladder cancer having biliary infiltration underwent major HPD at our hospital. Preoperative portal vein embolization was… CONTINUE READING
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