Periampullary cancers: are there differences?

  title={Periampullary cancers: are there differences?},
  author={J. Manuel Sarmiento and David M. Nagomey and Michael G. Sarr and Michael B. Farnell},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={81 3},
Our review supports the clinical impression that periampullary cancers vary in outcome after resection. Overall survival after pancreaticoduodenectomy is greatest for patients with ampullary and duodenal cancers, intermediate for patients with bile duct cancer, and least for patients with pancreatic cancer. Moreover, survival for each tumor stage is greater for nonpancreatic periampullary cancers than for pancreatic cancers. Invasion of the pancreas by nonpancreatic periampullary cancers is a… CONTINUE READING