Surgical Therapy in Pancreatic Malignancies in Children

  • E. Ide Smith
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 8)


Although pancreatic malignancy is uncommon in children, the appropriate management is important because of the more favorable outlook in the child than in the adult. Tsukimoto estimates that about 60 cases have now been reported in the pediatric population [1]. From these cases it would also appear that with more thorough pathologic examination and an increased awareness of pediatric pancreatic malignancies, that some abdominal malignancies previously classified as undifferentiated may arise in the pancreas [1, 2, 3]. Because only a few operations have been performed for pancreatic malignancies in childhood, it is necessary to draw upon the adult experience in this field for principles of surgical management.


Pancreatic Carcinoma Total Pancreatectomy Pancreatic Malignancy Accessory Pancreatic Duct Adjacent Viscus 
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