Cancer of the Pancreas — Extensive Lymph Node Dissection

  • F. P. Gall
  • H. Zirngibl
Conference paper


Ductal carcinoma of the pancreas is a malignant tumour with one of the most dismal prognoses. A recent literature review quotes a 5-year survival rate of 5%–6% [5]. Long-term results have not improved despite the introduction of imaging techniques in early diagnosis. The results of adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy have been equally unsuccessful [16]. The only chance for cure remains radical surgical resection, however, few patients benefit from this.


Lymph Node Ductal Carcinoma Pancreatic Carcinoma Cumulative Survival Rate Extend Lymph Node Dissection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. Gall
    • 1
  • H. Zirngibl
  1. 1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik MaximiliausplatzErlangenGermany

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