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journal article 
Author(s):
Michalski, CW; Kleeff, J; Bachmann, J; Alkhatib, J; Erkan, M; Esposito, I; Hinz, U; Friess, H; Büchler, MW 
Title:
Second-look operation for unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma at a high-volume center. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The value of re-exploration for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma after the initial diagnosis of unresectability is unclear. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed 33 patients who were re-explored after an initial diagnosis of unresectability. RESULTS: At the time of reoperation, a resectable tumor was found in 18 patients: therefore, 15 pancreaticoduodenectomies, two total pancreatectomies and one left resection were performed with three vascular resections. Morbidity and mortality rate...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Surg Oncol 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
15 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
186-92 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1068-9265 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik