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Pancreatic cancer continues to have a poor prognosis. Many patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. In a considerable proportion of these patients, the tumor has contact with or invades into arterial blood vessels supplying the liver or bowel. Moreover, some patients have anatomical variations or Stenosis of these vessels. All such cases require a surgical reconstruction of the blood vessels upon pancreatic cancer resection in order to prevent that the liver or bowel are not sufficiently supplied with blood anymore. Performing such arterial reconstruction in one operation along with tumor resection is associated with a relevant risk of complications or even death.
This trial evaluates if the approach of 'visceral debranching', i.e. surgical reconstruction of arterial blood vessels supplying the liver or bowel, prior to chemotherapy and finally tumor resection in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, is feasible.
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-28T13:56:53-0400
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The transference of a pancreas from one human or animal to another.
The major component (about 80%) of the PANCREAS composed of acinar functional units of tubular and spherical cells. The acinar cells synthesize and secrete several digestive enzymes such as TRYPSINOGEN; LIPASE; AMYLASE; and RIBONUCLEASE. Secretion from the exocrine pancreas drains into the pancreatic ductal system and empties into the DUODENUM.
Fatty tissue inside the ABDOMINAL CAVITY, including visceral fat and retroperitoneal fat. It is the most metabolically active fat in the body and easily accessible for LIPOLYSIS. Increased visceral fat is associated with metabolic complications of OBESITY.
A cancer registry mandated under the National Cancer Act of 1971 to operate and maintain a population-based cancer reporting system, reporting periodically estimates of cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program is a continuing project of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Among its goals, in addition to assembling and reporting cancer statistics, are the monitoring of annual cancer incident trends and the promoting of studies designed to identify factors amenable to cancer control interventions. (From National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 91-3074, October 1990)
Star-shaped, myofibroblast-like cells located in the periacinar, perivascular, and periductal regions of the EXOCRINE PANCREAS. They play a key role in the pathobiology of FIBROSIS; PANCREATITIS; and PANCREATIC CANCER.
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