Authors report elective diagnostic laparoscopy, and the role of this method in evaluating operability of pancreatic cancer. At their department 11 diagnostic laparoscopic procedures of pancreatic cancer were performed during the last 5 years. In 3 cases tumor proved to be resectable despite preoperative imaging results of unresectable condition. On the basis of international literature authors give brief summary of indications, cost and benefit of diagnostic laparoscopy, and its place in the diagnostic algorythm of pancreatic cancer.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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