Is pancreatectomy with arterial reconstruction a safe and useful procedure for locally advanced pancreatic cancer?

@article{Amano2009IsPW,
  title={Is pancreatectomy with arterial reconstruction a safe and useful procedure for locally advanced pancreatic cancer?},
  author={Hodaka Amano and Fumihiko Miura and Naoyuki Toyota and Keita Wada and Ken-ichirou Katoh and Kouichi Hayano and Susumu Kadowaki and Makoto Shibuya and Sawako Maeno and Tomoaki Eguchi and Tadahiro Takada and Takehide Asano},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={850-7}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We often encounter unresectable pancreatic cancer due to invasions of the major vessels. Vascular resection for locally advanced pancreatic cancers has an advantage in en block local resection. There are potential cases in which good outcomes can be achieved by arterial resection. METHODS Pancreatectomy (including total pancreatectomy in 15 cases, pancreatoduodenectomy in 7 cases and distal pancreatectomy in one case) was performed in 23 cases of invasive ductal carcinoma… CONTINUE READING

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