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J Gastrointest Oncol. 2011 Sep;2(3):126-35. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2011.029.

Current surgical management of pancreatic cancer.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Abstract

En bloc resection is the treatment of choice for localized pancreatic cancer. While the perioperative mortality associated with resection is low, it still carries a significant morbidity rate of up to 50% in certain high-risk subsets of patients. With advances in perioperative care, radical resection with inclusion of adjacent vascular structure to achieve negative margin status can be performed with comparable mortality and morbidity in high-volume centers. Early results with the use of minimally invasive technique in pancreatic surgery are promising. Recent data on perioperative care to decrease morbidity with pancreatic surgery will also be discussed.

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Pancreaticodoudenectomy; distal pancreatectomy; laparoscopic pancreatic surgery

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PMC3397614
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