Limitation of diagnostic laparoscopy for patients with a periampullary carcinoma.

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BACKGROUND Diagnostic laparoscopy has been generally accepted in staging of patients with a periampullary malignancy. In our institution diagnostic laparoscopy was routinely used since 1992. However, in 1998 it was eliminated from the protocol since in a prospective study a yield of only 13% was found with a histologically proven accuracy of 60% for distant… (More)

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@article{Tilleman2004LimitationOD, title={Limitation of diagnostic laparoscopy for patients with a periampullary carcinoma.}, author={Esther H. B. M. Tilleman and Barthold W Kuiken and Saffire S. K. S. Phoa and Steve M. M. de Castro and Olivier R. C. Busch and Hugo Obertop and Dirk Jan Gouma}, journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology}, year={2004}, volume={30 6}, pages={658-62} }