What are the criteria for borderline resectable tumors in pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Borderline resectable tumors include the following:

  • No distant metastases Involvement of the SMV or PV with distortion or narrowing or occlusion of the vein with vessel proximal and distal, allowing for resection and replacement
  • Gastroduodenal artery encasement up to the hepatic artery, without extension to the celiac axis.
  • Tumor abutment to the SMA < 180° of the circumference of the vessel wall.

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