Practical usefulness of lymphatic and connective tissue clearance for the carcinoma of the pancreas head.

@article{Ishikawa1988PracticalUO,
  title={Practical usefulness of lymphatic and connective tissue clearance for the carcinoma of the pancreas head.},
  author={Osamu Ishikawa and Hiroaki Ohhigashi and Yo Sasaki and Toshiyuki Kabuto and Ikuo Fukuda and Hiroshi Furukawa and Shingi Imaoka and Tomohiro Iwanaga},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={208 2},
  pages={215-20}
}
We performed a retrospective review of 59 pancreatic resections for ductal carcinoma of the pancreas head performed between 1971 and 1983. In addition to pancreaticoduodenectomy, 37 consecutive patients (from 1971 to 1981) received lymphatic dissection adjacent to the pancreatic head (Group R1), whereas another 22 patients (from 1981 to 1983) received a wider range of lymphatic and soft tissue dissection, including the para-aortic region (Group R2). These groups did not differ with regard to… CONTINUE READING