DAVID BIRNBAUM, M.D.; JULIUS KLEEBERG, M.D.
The advances in preoperative care of patients in need of extensive surgery and the more effective means of coping with infection and surgical shock have enabled skilled surgeons to report operative success in malignant disease of the pancreas. However, the operative mortality of duodenopancreatectomy in the hands of most experienced surgeons is still relatively high (Brunschwig, 26%; Waugh, 21%; Cattell, 18.5% and 7.3%).1-3 Long-term results are even more disappointing. Of all the cases reported, only certain patients suffering from carcinoma of the head of the pancreas survived five years following pancreatoduodenal resection.4-7
Earlier recognition of the disease has therefore been
BIRNBAUM D, KLEEBERG J. CARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS: A CLINICAL STUDY BASED ON 84 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1171–1184. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1171
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1171-1184.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Disease.
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