Overall survival peri-hilar cholangiocarcinoma: R1 resection with curative intent compared to primary endoscopic therapy†

@article{Schiffman2012OverallSP,
  title={Overall survival peri-hilar cholangiocarcinoma: R1 resection with curative intent compared to primary endoscopic therapy†},
  author={Suzanne Claire Schiffman and Nathaniel P. Reuter and Kelly M. McMasters and Charles Raben Scoggins and Robert C. Martin},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients with peri-hilar cholangiocarcinoma who undergo R1 resection with curative intent will have an improved survival compared to patients who were not resected. METHODS Review of a prospective hepatobiliary database identified 130 patients. Survival was compared using the log-rank test. RESULTS Seventy-nine patients (61%) were resected while 51 (49%) patients were not. Forty-two patients (54%) had an R0 resection. There was no difference in mean age (69 vs. 67… CONTINUE READING
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