Reappraisal of intraoperative ultrasonography for pancreatobiliary carcinomas: assessment of malignant portal venous invasion.

@article{Sugiyama1999ReappraisalOI,
  title={Reappraisal of intraoperative ultrasonography for pancreatobiliary carcinomas: assessment of malignant portal venous invasion.},
  author={Masanori Sugiyama and Hideki Hagi and Yutaka Atomi},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={160-5}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional preoperative imaging modalities are unreliable for assessing portal venous invasion by pancreatobiliary carcinoma. We evaluated the usefulness of intraoperative ultrasonography for detecting pancreatobiliary carcinoma and assessing portal venous invasion, compared with other imaging modalities. METHODS Ninety-one patients with pancreatic carcinoma (n = 66) or bile duct carcinoma (n = 25) underwent ultrasonography, computed tomography, angiography, and endoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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