Recurrence after resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

  title={Recurrence after resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas},
  author={Cosimo Sperti and Claudio Pasquali and Antonio Luis Piccoli and Sergio Pedrazzoli},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
We analyzed the pattern of failure and clinicopathologic factors influencing the disease-free survival of 78 patients who died after macroscopic curative resection for pancreatic cancer. Local recurrence was a component of failure in 56 patients (71.8%) and hepatic recurrence in 48 (61.5%), both accounting for 97% of the total recurrence rate. About 95% of recurrences occurred by 24 months after operation. Median disease-free survival time was 8 months, and cumulative 1-, 3-, and 5-year… CONTINUE READING


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