Microscopically incomplete resection offers acceptable palliation in pancreatic cancer.

  title={Microscopically incomplete resection offers acceptable palliation in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Koert Kuhlmann and Steve M M de Castro and Tjarda van Heek and Olivier R. C. Busch and Thomas Matthijs van Gulik and Hugo Obertop and Dirk. J. Gouma},
  volume={139 2},
BACKGROUND Because mortality and morbidity of pancreatic surgery have decreased to acceptable levels, the complex question arises whether pancreatic resection should be performed in patients with preoperatively doubtful resectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS Perioperative parameters and outcome of 80 patients who underwent a microscopically incomplete (R1) resection were compared with those of 90 patients who underwent a bypass for locally advanced disease for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. All… CONTINUE READING


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