Pylorus-Preserving Pancreatoduodenectomy (PpPD) and Intraoperative Radiation for Cancer of the Head of the Pancreas

  • Seiki Tashiro
  • Hidenori Miyake


The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is still not satisfactory, even in patients who are operable. Liver metastasis and local recurrence occur in over 80% of cases of cancer recurrence. We performed intraoperative radiation therapy with resection of the pancreas to reduce local recurrence.


Hepatic Artery Pancreatic Duct Superior Mesenteric Artery Superior Mesenteric Vein Inferior Mesenteric Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiki Tashiro
    • 1
  • Hidenori Miyake
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tokushima School of MedicineTokushimaJapan

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