World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 926–929 | Cite as

Who Benefits from Portal Vein Resection during Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Cancer?

  • Bernard Launois
  • Christian Stasik
  • Eustathios Bardaxoglou
  • Bernard Meunier
  • Jean Pierre Campion
  • Luigi Greco
  • Francis Sutherland

Abstract.

Portal vein resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy has recently experienced renewed interest. We describe our results with this procedure over a 20-year period. Among 88 consecutive pancreatectomies for cancer of head of the pancreas, 14 included en bloc removal of the portal vein. There was no hospital mortality. Only 21% were found to have histologically confirmed cancer invasion, and the remainder had inflammatory adherence. Two-year survival was 15% compared to 34% for patients who did not have portal vein resection. There were no 5-year survivors. We discuss our results in light of other recent reports.

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© 1999 by the Société Internationale de Chir ugie

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Launois
    • 1
  • Christian Stasik
    • 1
  • Eustathios Bardaxoglou
    • 1
  • Bernard Meunier
    • 1
  • Jean Pierre Campion
    • 1
  • Luigi Greco
    • 1
  • Francis Sutherland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Digestive Surgery and Hepatobiliary Unit, Centre Medico Chirurgical Saint-Vincent, and University of Rennes, Avenue Saint Vincent, B.P. 129, Saint Gregoire 35760, FranceFR

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