Aug 15, 1989

Interdisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer

Medizinische Klinik
P HuberC Dienst

Abstract

Resection of the pancreas due to carcinoma represents with an operative mortality of 3.5% and three-year-survival of 15% an operative strategy, which should be carried out as a therapy of choice only on selected patients with an early cancer stage (ex. T1). But no other treatment offers the chance of long-time survival and curation. There seems to be no influence of operative therapy on patient prognosis in advanced cancer stages. In these cases, palliative treatment (ex. biliodigestive anastomosis or transcutaneous biliary drainage) are methods of choice. A main palliative aspect should be a painless patient. This can be achieved by oral or i.v. medication and/or chemical neurolysis of plexus coeliacus.

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Anatomical Anastomosis
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Benign Tumor of Pancreas
Neoplasms
Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas
Diagnostic Neoplasm Staging
Greater Duodenal Papilla Structure
Combined Modality Therapy
Anastomosis
Common Bile Duct Neoplasms

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