Evaluation & Management of Clinically Labeled Carcinoma Head of the Pancreas-A Prospective Study of 60 Patients

Carcinoma head ofthe pancreas are assessed by clinical examination, imaging, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP), Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and finally by laparotomy. Nevertheless still there is a dilemma in labeling these patients as having inoperable cancer pancreas because operable lesions may be wrongly labeled as inoperable or benign lesion may be thought to be malignant. The aim of this study is to evaluate these patients who present with clinical features of inoperable carcinoma of pancreas and to assess their status of inoperability. Efforts were taken to explore the possibilities of curative resection. If found inoperable, then tissue or cytological sampling of the lesion and the alternative palliation therapy offered to them. Palliative surgery and respective analysis of data was done in 60 patients with clinically labeled carcinoma head of the pancreas.


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