Treatment Options for Pancreatic Tumours
Keywords:Pancreaticoduodenectomy, bypass procedure, distal pancreatectomy
A study of 46 patients with pancreatic tumours admitted in Surgical Unit of Mayo hospital, Lahore in three years is presented. Twenty six (56.5%) were male and twenty (43.5%) were females. The mean age of the patients was 48 years. Obstructive jaundice was the commonest presentation being present in 26 (78%) patients. Head of pancreas was the commonest (54%) site of lesion. Pancreaticoduodenectomy and bypass procedures were the main surgical options carried out in 33% and 39% respectively. Eight patients (17.4%) had pancreatic leakage. Mean hospital stay was 16 days. The mortality was 17.4% in this series.
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