n South African Gastroenterology Review - Venous resection in pancreaticoduodenectomy : a new arrow in an old quiver : review

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? November 2006 76 REVIEW Introduction Inability to separate tumours from the portal vein/superior mesenteric vein has been traditionally considered a contraindication to resection of periampullary malignancies.1 This is also frequently the only limitation for resection at a trial dissection. Survival in resection with positive margins is similar to survival in locally advanced lesions treated nonoperatively with 5-FU and radiotherapy. This prompted surgeons to develop more radical techniques of radical lymphadenectomy and total pancreatectomy and venous resection to achieve tumour clearance with negative resection margins.2-4 Following the initial reports by Fortner5, 6 in the ..

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