Advances in the Surgical Management of Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreas Cancer.

Helmink BA, Snyder RA, Idrees K, Merchant NB, Parikh AA
Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2016 25 (2): 287-310

PMID: 27013365 · DOI:10.1016/j.soc.2015.11.008

Successful surgical resection offers the only chance for cure in patients with pancreatic cancer. However, pancreatic resection is feasible in less than 20% of the patients. In this review, the current state of surgical management of pancreatic cancer is discussed. The definition of resectability based on cross-sectional imaging and the technical aspects of surgery, including vascular resection and/or reconstruction, management of aberrant vascular anatomy and extent of lymphadenectomy, are appraised. Furthermore, common pancreatic resection-specific postoperative complications and their management are reviewed.

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Humans Lymph Node Excision Neoplasm Recurrence, Local Neoplasm Staging Pancreas Pancreatectomy Pancreatic Neoplasms Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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