Journal article

Results of pancreatic resection associated with portal vein resection in an Australian tertiary care centre

Dragos G Iorgulescu, Sophia Ling, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Michael A Fink, Robert Jones, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Graham Starkey, Christopher Christophi

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Portal vein resection (PVR) with pancreatectomy is now accepted practice in cases with involvement by tumour. We present our experience of this procedure with particular emphasis on morbidity and survival. METHODS: A retrospective case-control analysis of a prospectively maintained database between 2004 and 2012 was undertaken. A total of 17 patients had pancreatic resections with PVR for cancer and were compared with 17 patients with identical tumour type and stage who underwent pancreatic resection without PVR next in chronological order. Information obtained included patient demographics, radiological and histological evidence of major vein involvement and post-operative morbi..

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