Isolated pancreatectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma using catheter bypass of the portal vein.

@article{Nakao1993IsolatedPF,
  title={Isolated pancreatectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma using catheter bypass of the portal vein.},
  author={Akimasa Nakao and Hitoshi Takagi},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1993},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={426-9}
}
We investigated perioperative complications and survival rate in 114 patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent surgical resection between July, 1981 and March, 1992 with an antithrombogenic bypass catheter of the portal vein which we have developed. With this catheter, mesenteric venous blood can be bypassed to the systemic circulation or intrahepatic portal vein to prevent portal congestion or hepatic ischemia during portal obstruction or simultaneous obstruction of the hepatic artery. All… CONTINUE READING