volume 29, issue 3, P127-141 2012
DOI: 10.1053/j.semdp.2012.08.010
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N. Volkan Adsay, Pelin Bagci, Takuma Tajiri, Irma Oliva, Nobuyuki Ohike, Serdar Balci, Raul S. Gonzalez, Olca Basturk, Kee-Taek Jang, Juan Carlos Roa

Abstract: Tumors of the ampulla-pancreatobiliary tract are encountered increasingly; however, their staging can be highly challenging due to lack of familiarity. In this review article, the various issues encountered in staging of these tumors at the pathologic level are evaluated and possible solutions for daily practice as well as potential improvements for future staging protocols are discussed. While N-stage parameters have now been well established (the number of lymph nodes required in pancreatoduodenectomies is 1…

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