NATHANIEL M. ROBINSON, M.D.; WILLIAM BECKFIELD, M.D.; HAROLD L. GOLDBURGH, M.D.
Impetus for the application of the principles of radical cancer surgery to carcinoma of the pancreas and ampullary region was given by Whipple and associates beginning in 1935.18-20 Since the introduction of pancreatoduodenectomy for cancer of the head of the pancreas, the reported cases of patients surviving five years or longer after operation have been very few.3, 4, 8, 11-14, 17
The following case is reported as a long-time survival following surgery for carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
A 49 year old Negro male was first admitted to the medical service of the Philadelphia General Hospital
ROBINSON NM, BECKFIELD W, GOLDBURGH HL. CARCINOMA OF THE HEAD OF THE PANCREAS, A LONG-TERM SURVIVAL1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:1036–1042. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-1036
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(5):1036-1042.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Disease.
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