Published in Clinical Oncology Week, February 27th, 2006
"Duodenal adenocarcinoma remains the leading cause of cancer death in familial adenomatous polyposis patients following colectomy. Stratification based on Spigelman's criteria provides a means for determining therapy," scientists in the United States reported.
"Spigelman stage IV patients have been selected for pancreas-sparing duodenectomy. Twenty-one patients underwent resection between 1992 and 2004, with a mean age of 58±11 years. The mean time from colectomy to duodenectomy was 27±13 years. Invasive cancer was found in the distal duodenum in 1...
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