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The cancer of the papilla of Vater. Diagnosis, treatment and long term results.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chirurgia italiana
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
1
Pages
1–18
Identifiers
PMID: 7448959
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Survey of 18 cases of cancer in the Papilla of Vater, which were observed during the years between 1971 and 1979 at the Surgical Clinic of Padua University - Seat of Verona - with particular regard to the diagnostic means and their reliability. The histological investigations gave the following results: All lesions were found to be adenocarcinomas; 6 cases well differentiated, 4 cases fairly well differentiated, 2 cases little differentiated, 3 cases indifferentiated. The following operations were carried out: 15 Duodenopancreatectomies, 3 Internal derivations of the biliary flow, one of which associated with gastroenteroanastomy. Of all the patients who underwent to the radical operation, 1 survived 3 years after the operation, and then was lost to the follow-up, 2 were surviving 19 months after the operation, 2 were surviving 12 months after the operation, 1 was surviving 10 months after the operation, 1 died 18 months after the operation, 7 died between the 2nd and the 12th month after the operation, 1 died in the postoperative period. Of those patients who underwent the palliative operation, none survived longer than one year.

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