Can post-hoc video review of robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy predict portal/superior mesenteric vein margin status in pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5150 Center Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA; Department of Surgery, West Virginia University, PO Box 9238 HSCS, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Achieving margin negative resection is a significant determinant of outcome in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDA). However, because of the fibrotic nature of PDA, it can be difficult to discriminate fibrosis from active disease intra-operatively. We sought to determine if post-hoc video review of robotic pancreatico-duodenectomy (RPD) could predict the portal/superior mesenteric vein (PV/SMV) margin status on final pathology.

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