Pancreatic protocol CECT abdomen is used for determining preoperative resectability
and had significant false positives (9/25).
Another 20 patients (study group) were subjected to three cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy using cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and were later evaluated for resectability
2,25) Surgical resectability
and disease stage are the most important and independent prognostic factors for overall survival.
Prognosis is related to tumor volume, tumor resectability
, presence of fever, anemia and development of metastases, which occur in 75% of patients; the 5-year survival without metastases approaches 100%, whereas with metastases is less than 30%.
The treatment of ESFA depends on the number, location and resectability
Mediastinal nodal status is the major prognostic factor in assessing resectability
of lung cancer.
3,17) PDE in ampullomas is characterised by high resectability
, but there is a large number of post-operative pancreatic fistulas--up to 25 per cent.
In any assessment of which chemotherapy regimen is best, there needs to be improved patient classification/staging, to facilitate, for example, a degree of cross-trial comparison in a clinical setting where few randomized trials are likely to be conducted and where resectability
is such a subjective clinical end point.
After establishing the resectability
of the colonic lesion, an extended right hepatectomy sparing segment VI was performed (segments V, VII, VIII, IV B & cranial half of caudate lobe) (Figure 2).
Although this procedure is rare, "there are some data that suggest this may improve the resectability
of these tumors," Dr.
Since hypertension is the most common presenting feature of ACC, it cannot be overemphasized that suspected cases undergo thorough evaluation to improve on resectability
rates in ACC, which is currently dismal in the reported literature.
Imaging is used to assess resectability
, extrapancreatic spread and metastases.