Pancreatoduodenectomy using a no-touch isolation technique.

  title={Pancreatoduodenectomy using a no-touch isolation technique.},
  author={Masahiko Hirota and Keiichiro Kanemitsu and Hiroshi Takamori and Akira Chikamoto and Hiroshi Tanaka and Hiroki Sugita and Juhani Sand and Isto Nordback and Hideo Baba},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={199 5},
BACKGROUND Pancreatoduodenectomy is the only effective treatment for cancers of the periampullary region. Because surgeons usually grasp tumors during pancreatoduodenectomy, this procedure may increase the risk of squeezing and shedding the cancer cells into the portal vein, retroperitoneum, and/or peritoneal cavity. In an effort to overcome these problems, we have developed a surgical technique for no-touch pancreatoduodenectomy. METHODS From March 2005 through May 2008, 42 patients have… CONTINUE READING
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