Surgical resection of pancreatic head cancer: What is the optimal extent of surgery?

  title={Surgical resection of pancreatic head cancer: What is the optimal extent of surgery?},
  author={Mee Joo Kang and Jin-Young Jang and S W Kim},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  volume={382 2},
Extent of surgery should depend on curability. Improvements in surgical techniques have resulted in surgeons seeking to perform more radical surgery. To date, five randomized controlled trials (RCT) have analyzed the benefits of extended lymphadenectomy for pancreatic head cancer, but none has shown that extended lymphadenectomy enhances patient survival. As most patients with pancreatic cancer have microscopic, locally advanced disease that cannot be cured by surgery alone, local tumor control… CONTINUE READING


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