BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

A New Surgical Technique of Pancreaticoduodenectomy with Splenic Artery Resection for Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreatic Head and/or Body Invading Splenic Artery: Impact of the Balance between Surgical Radicality and QOL to Avoid Total Pancreatectomy

Table 3

Comparison of pathological findings of resected specimen between PD and PD-SAR.

PD ( )PD-SAR ( ) value

Tumor size (mm) 0.098
 I/II/III/IVa/IVb 0.435
Histological type
Lymph node metastasis
 Negative 3914
Degree of lymphatic invasion*
Degree of venous invasion*
Degree of intrapancreatic nerve invasion*
Histological effect of CRT (Evans’ criteria)
 III, IV60
Status of surgical margin

UICC: International Union for Cancer Control; JPS: Japan Pancreatic Society; ly: degree of lymphatic invasion; v: degree of venous invasion; ne: degree of intrapancreatic nerve invasion; R0: negative surgical margin; R1: positive microscopic margin; R2: positive gross margin. Excluding 8 cases in which histological assessment could not be determined.