Variability in reporting resection margin status in pancreatic cancer.

  title={Variability in reporting resection margin status in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Caroline Sophie Verbeke and K. V. Narayanan Menon},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={247 4},
Reply: Dr. Rajab et al are quite right to draw attention to this potential source of bias. Perhaps it would have been more accurate to say that the investigators performing the dissections were not aware of which experimental group animals belonged to prior to necropsy. However, the investigators did not know whether or not the hybrid gel would still be present or what its appearance would be until the peritoneum was reopened on necropsy, 1 week after application. Obviously, once in the… CONTINUE READING

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