Summary of Changes
The T classification reflects the distinction between potentially resectable (T3) and locally advanced (T4) primary pancreatic tumors.
Stage grouping has been changed to allow Stage III to signify unresectable, locally advanced pancreatic cancer, while Stage IV is reserved for patients with metastatic disease.
KeywordsPancreatic Cancer Compute Tomog Acinar Cell Carcinoma Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma Positive Peritoneal Cytology
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