Cancers of the pancreas

Edited by M. Asif Chaudry and Marc C. Winslet

in Surgical Oncology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199237098
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728341 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Cancers of the pancreas

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Epidemiology, aetiology, and pathology - Non-invasive pancreatic tumours - Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas - Clinical presentation and evaluation - Investigation - Management - Controversial issues in management - Resectability criteria - Pre-operative assessment - Staging and prognosis - Surgical anatomy of the pancreas - Surgical management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma - Operative technique: pylorus preserving pancreatico-duodenectomy (PPPD) - Operative technique: distal pancreatectomy - Operative technique: total pancreatectomy - Adjuvant therapy - Neoadjuvant therapy - Management of locally advanced (unresectable) disease - Management of metastatic disease - Pancreatic endocrine tumours (PET) - Insulinomas - Gastrinomas

Chapter.  12663 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgical Oncology ; Histopathology ; Hepatobiliary Surgery

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