AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.195, no.2, pp.221-228, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
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
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.