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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2007.02.026
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-228

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.