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Why Resect Pancreatic Cancer?

  • C. D. Johnson

Abstract

Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is the third commonest gastrointestinal cancer, after colorectal and gastric adenocarcinoma. In the UK its incidence is steady, whereas that of gastric cancer is falling (Ashton-Key et al. 1991). However, in contrast to gastric and colorectal adenocarcinoma, pancreatic tumours are rarely resectable, and when resected the disease is rarely cured. What then is the justification for resection at all?

Keywords

Pancreatic Cancer Gastric Adenocarcinoma Operative Mortality Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Pancreatic Resection 
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