Ann Surg Oncol (2017) 24:2752–2761 DOI 10.1245/s10434-017-5972-6 OR IG INA L A R TIC L E – PA NC REATIC TU MO RS Is Pancreatic Head Cancer with Portal Venous Involvement Really Borderline Resectable? Appraisal of an Upfront Surgery Series 1 1 1 1 Katsuhisa Ohgi, MD , Yusuke Yamamoto, MD , Teiichi Sugiura, MD , Yukiyasu Okamura, MD , Takaaki Ito, 1 1 2 1 MD , Ryo Ashida, MD , Takeshi Aramaki, MD , and Katsuhiko Uesaka, MD 1 2 Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan; Division of Interventional Radiology, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan ABSTRACT prognostic factor in a multivariate analysis, and the overall Background. It remains controversial whether the degree survival for the patients with both venous contact and of venous involvement really is associated with borderline tumor size 50 mm or larger was comparable with that for resectability of pancreatic cancer. the unresectable group (P = 0.547). Methods. A single-center retrospective review of patients Conclusions. The degree of venous involvement may not who underwent upfront pancreaticoduodenectomy for T3 be associated with the resectability of pancreatic head pancreatic cancer without arterial involvement was per- cancer, whereas tumors 50 mm in size or
Annals of Surgical Oncology – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 6, 2017
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