Published in Clinical Oncology Week, August 28th, 2006
According to recent research from England, "Tumour clearance during pancreatectomy may be facilitated by resection of the portal-superior mesenteric vein, but this is associated with increased perioperative risk. There is no consensus about which patients benefit from portal-superior mesenteric vein resection. A systematic appraisal was carried out of the literature on portal -superior mesenteric vein resection during pancreatectomy to identify recurrent themes to guide management."
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