Surgical Strategy for Large or Malignant Endocrine Pancreatic Tumors

  title={Surgical Strategy for Large or Malignant Endocrine Pancreatic Tumors},
  author={Per Hellman and Maria G. I. Andersson and Jonas Rastad and Claes Juhlin and Sadettin Karacagil and B. Anders Eriksson and Britt M Skogseid and G{\"o}ran {\AA}kerstr{\"o}m},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Endocrine pancreatic tumors (EPTs) are rare but have a remarkably better prognosis than adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Patients with EPTs benefit from surgical and medical therapy, which may alleviate symptoms due to hormonal excess and increase survival. Patients with large or malignant EPTs with infiltrative disease may suffer from local complications, including gastrointestinal bleeding and obstruction and involvement of the superior mesenteric (SMV) and portal (PV) veins. Among 31 patients… CONTINUE READING
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