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C R Mackie, H G Noble, M J Cooper, P Collins, G E Block, A R Moossa
One hundred three patients suspected of having pancreatic cancer underwent celiac and superior mesenteric arteriography which was reported 'blind.' Final diagnosis, operative findings, and resectability of pancreatic cancers were correlated with angiography reports. Forty patients had pancreatic cancer. Thirty-seven of these underwent laparotomy, and 14 (37%) had resectable lesions. Sensitivity and specificity of arteriogrphy for pancreatic cancer were 72% (29/40) and 71% (45/63) respectively. Resectability was unrelated to the angiographic diagnosis...
January 1979: Annals of Surgery
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