Venous Resection for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Time Trend and Outcome Analysis of 65 Consecutive Resections at a High-Volume Cente
The main objective of the surgical treatment of LAPC is to perform resection with free margins. Nowadays, Venous invasion should not be considered as impediment to radical treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Major vascular resection to achieve macroscopic tumor clearance can be performed safely with acceptable operative morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, it is justified only in carefully selected cases. This technical possibility must be incorporated into the options offered at a modern HPB center.