Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Sichuan University, "The maximum diameter of the common bile duct (CBD) and main pancreatic duct (MPD), dilated pancreaticobiliary duct angle and the distance from the end of the proximal dilated pancreaticobiliary duct to the major papilla were measured. Analysis of variance and the Chi-squared test were performed. These findings showed significant differences among the three subtypes: the distance from the end of proximal dilated pancreaticobiliary duct to the major papilla and pancreaticobiliary duct angle. The distance and the pancreaticobiliary duct angle were least for ampullary carcinoma among the three subtypes. The percentage of dilated CBD was 94.1%, 93.8%, and 100% for pancreatic head carcinoma, intrapancreatic bile duct carcinoma and ampullary carcinoma, respectively. And that for the dilated MPD was 58.8%, 43.8%, and 42.9%, respectively. Quantitative analysis of the pancreaticobiliary ductal system can provide accurate and objective assessment of the pancreaticobiliary duct changes."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Although benefit in differential diagnosis is limited, these findings are valuable in preoperative evaluation for both radical resection and palliative surgery."
For more information on this research see: Pancreaticobiliary duct changes of periampullary carcinomas: Quantitative analysis at MR imaging. European Journal of Radiology, 2012;81(9):2112-2117. European Journal of Radiology can be contacted at: Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Elsevier House, Brookvale Plaza, East Park Shannon, Co, Clare, 00000, Ireland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; European Journal of Radiology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/506039)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.S. Wu, Sichuan University, W China Hosp, Dept. of Pathol, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chengdu, Oncology, Pancreas, Ampullary Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ampullary Carcinoma, People's Republic of China
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