European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 9–15

Radiological intervention in pancreatic cancer

  • D. F. Martin
  • R. E. England
  • D. E. F. Tweedle
Review article, Abdominal radiology

DOI: 10.1007/s003300050329

Cite this article as:
Martin, D., England, R. & Tweedle, D. Eur Radiol (1998) 8: 9. doi:10.1007/s003300050329

Abstract.

Pancreatic carcinoma is increasing in its incidence, and despite advances in surgical treatment and chemotherapy, its prognosis remains extremely poor. Realistic therapy is targeted primarily at the relief of obstruction of the biliary tract and the duodenum, as well as the relief of pain. This paper discusses the indications and techniques for palliation and illustrates the critical team approach between radiologist, endoscopist and surgeon.

Key words: Pancreatic cancerInterventional radiologyERCP

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Martin
    • 1
  • R. E. England
    • 1
  • D. E. F. Tweedle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Withington Hospital, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LR, EnglandGB
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Withington Hospital, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LR, EnglandGB