The Case for Surgery

  • Claudio Bassi
  • Matilde Bacchion
  • Giovanni Marchegiani
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The treatment of choice for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has to deal with the symptoms and general clinic conditions of the patients, eventual comorbidities, prognostic factors, and survival expectancy. It is nowadays assumed that radical surgery, once a correct indication for a demolitive intervention is given, is the first therapeutical step to positively influence patient’s long survival, even though a complete recovery can seldom be reached (Sener et al. (1999) J Am Coll Surg 189:1–7).


Pancreatic Cancer Distal Pancreatectomy Obstructive Jaundice Superior Mesenteric Vein Total Pancreatectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Bassi
    • 1
  • Matilde Bacchion
    • 1
  • Giovanni Marchegiani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyPoliclinico “GB Rossi”, University of VeronaVeronaItaly

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