Extended surgery in locally invasive pancreatic cancer. An original revascularization technique.

Caldeira Fradique, Vaz Azevedo, Vasco Vasconcelos, Alexandra Pupo, Luísa Quaresma, Noémia Carreira


The end results of surgery for pancreatic tumors remains very poor. In patients with locally invasive tumors a by-pass type of surgery is usually performed with low survival and poor life quality. Seven patients with locally invasive pancreatic tumors were operated by the authors and extensive radical surgery was done with good results. An original revascularization technique of the hepatic artery is described.

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