Is laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy feasible for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma?

Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee

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Margin-negative radical pancreatectomy is the essential condition to obtain long-term survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. With the investigation for early diagnosis, introduction of potent chemotherapeutic agents, application of neoadjuvnat chemotherapy, advancement of open and laparoscopic surgical techniques, mature perioperative management, and patients’ improved general conditions, survival of the resected pancreatic cancer is expected to be further improved. According to the literatures, laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is also thought to be good alternative strategy in managing well-selected resectable pancreatic cancer. LPD with combined vascular resection is also feasible, but only expert surgeons should handle these challenging cases. LPD for pancreatic cancer should be determined based on surgeons’ proficiency to fulfil the goals of the patient’s safety and oncologic principles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3430
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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