Recommendation for the examination of pancreaticoduodenectomy specimens removed from patients with carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas. A proposal for a standardized pathological staging of pancreaticoduodenectomy specimens including a checklist.

@article{Luettges1999RecommendationFT,
  title={Recommendation for the examination of pancreaticoduodenectomy specimens removed from patients with carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas. A proposal for a standardized pathological staging of pancreaticoduodenectomy specimens including a checklist.},
  author={Jutta Luettges and Giuseppe Zamboni and Gunter Kloeppel},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={291-6}
}
The prognosis of ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is poor. Despite many attempts at a more aggressive surgical approach, tumor recurrence rates of around 80% are common. For various reasons, most of the studies on the subject are difficult to compare. Not only do the surgical techniques vary, but, more importantly, the methods used for processing the specimens and for the pathological examination differ. If we are to improve the situation, it would appear imperative to standardize… CONTINUE READING
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