Radical pancreatectomy.


In an effort to cure more patients, the standard pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) has been modified to include a wider soft tissue and lymph node dissection, and a resection of a segment of the superior mesenteric and portal veins. The operation is described, and the results are critically reviewed. Although the procedure can be performed safely, and with little additional morbidity compared to a standard resection, there is no objective evidence that it increases the cure rate.

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@article{Reber1998RadicalP, title={Radical pancreatectomy.}, author={Howard A. Reber and Beat Gloor}, journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America}, year={1998}, volume={7 1}, pages={157-63} }