Value of regional lymphadenectomy in pancreatic cancer

Claudio Bassi, R. Salvia, G. Butturini, S. Marcucci, G. Barugola, M. Falconi

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Radical surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy are the goal standard to attempt significant long term survival in patients suffering from ductal pancreatic cancer. The role of extended lymph-node dissection is still a debated issue. In this paper a deep review of the experiences reported in the literature is carried out. Several studies are limited, not randomized and retrospective: generally speaking they seem to suggest a positive role in node dissection. Unfortunately, this trend is not confirmed in the only two trials conducted in a prospective and randomized setting. Moreover the results of these studies are also difficult to compare. At the moment we can say that extended lymphadenectomy does not play a determinant role for long term survival but a positive trend has been shown for node positive patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Bassi, C., Salvia, R., Butturini, G., Marcucci, S., Barugola, G., & Falconi, M. (2005). Value of regional lymphadenectomy in pancreatic cancer. HPB, 7(2), 87-92.