Factors influencing survival after bypass procedures in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinomas


Mueller M. W., Friess H., Koeninger J., Martin D., Wente M. N., Hinz U., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.195, no.2, pp.221-228, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.02.026
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-228
  • Keywords: biliary bypass, double bypass, pancreatic cancer, palliation, survival, prognostic factors, UNRESECTABLE PERIAMPULLARY CANCER, PROGNOSTIC-FACTORS, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, PROPHYLACTIC GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY, OBSTRUCTIVE-JAUNDICE, PALLIATIVE TREATMENT, RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, BILE-DUCT, SURGERY, BILIARY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Patients with occult metastasis or locally nonresectable pancreatic cancer found during surgical exploration have a limited life expectancy. We sought to define markers in these patients that could predict survival and thus aid decision making for selection of the most appropriate therapeutic palliative option.