Laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound in the evaluation of pancreatic and periampullary tumours.

@article{Doran2004LaparoscopyAL,
  title={Laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound in the evaluation of pancreatic and periampullary tumours.},
  author={Helen E Doran and Lorraine Bosonnet and Saxon Connor and Lucie Jones and Conall J Garvey and Mark L Hughes and Fiona Campbell and Marlene Hartley and Paula Ghaneh and John P Neoptolemos and Robert Sutton},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={305-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The pre-operative determination of resectability of pancreatic and peri-ampullary neoplasia assists the selection of patients for surgical or non-surgical treatment. This study investigated whether the addition of laparoscopy with laparoscopic ultrasound to dual-phase helical CT could improve the accuracy of assessment of resectability. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective study of 305 patients referred to a single unit for consideration of pancreatic resection who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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