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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 32

of 'Supportive care of the patient with locally advanced or metastatic exocrine pancreatic cancer'

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Palliation in pancreatic cancer.
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Kruse EJ
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Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Apr;90(2):355-64.
 
Pancreatic cancer is rarely curable, and because of its location causes significant symptoms for patients in need of palliation. The common problems of incurable pancreatic cancer are biliary obstruction, duodenal obstruction, and pain. Approaches include surgical, endoscopic and radiologic interventions. This article discusses the palliative options and controversies related to these symptoms.
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Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology Section, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, BB 4518, Augusta, GA 30912, USA. ekruse@mcg.edu<ekruse@mcg.edu>
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