volume 23, issue 6, P2010-2018 2016
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-016-5093-7
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Burcu Saka, Serdar Balci, Olca Basturk, Pelin Bagci, Lauren M. Postlewait, Shishir Maithel, Jessica Knight, Bassel El-Rayes, David Kooby, Juan Sarmiento, Takashi Muraki, Irma Oliva, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Gizem Akkas et al.

Abstract: Background Most studies have failed to identify any prognostic value of the current T-stage protocol for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control unless some grouping was performed. Methods To document the parameters included in this T-stage protocol, 223 consecutive pancreatoduodenectomy specimens with PDAC were processed by a uniform grossing protocol. Results Peripancreatic soft tissue (PST) involvement, the main p…

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