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pancretic cancer

Mario Zovak, Dubravka Mužina Mišić, Goran Glavčić
Surgical resection of pancreatic cancer offers the only chance for prolonged survival. Pancretic resections are technically challenging, and are accompanied by a substantial risk for postoperative complications, the most significant complication being a pancreatic fistula. Risk factors for development of pancreatic leakage are now well known, and several prophylactic pharmacological measures, as well as technical interventions have been suggested in prevention of pancreatic fistula. With better postoperative care and improved radiological interventions, most frequently complications can be managed conservatively...
October 2014: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
M Trede, H D Saeger, G Schwall, B Rumstadt
INTRODUCTION: Looking back at the initially dismal record for pancreatic cancer surgery - Whipple himself felt that a 30-35% mortality was justifiable (!) - significant progress has been made. PROGRESS: The operative mortality has fallen below 5% and the serious complications of pancretic resections such as leaks and haemorrhage have been reduced to some 10% and we are better equipped to deal with these if they occur. The 5-year-survival of patients in whom pancreatic cancer was amenable to an R0-resection has risen to 30%...
April 1998: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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