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Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review

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Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer

  1. Victoria B Allen1,
  2. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy2,*,
  3. Yemisi Takwoingi3,
  4. Amun Kalia4,
  5. Brian R Davidson2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group

Published Online: 25 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009323.pub2


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Allen VB, Gurusamy KS, Takwoingi Y, Kalia A, Davidson BR. Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009323. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009323.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Department of Surgery, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Birmingham, Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Birmingham, UK

  4. 4

    University College London, London, UK

*Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW3 2PF, UK. k.gurusamy@ucl.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 25 NOV 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Clinical pathway.

PET: positron emission tomography

MRI: magnetic resonance imaging

EUS: endoscopic ultrasound
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Schematic diagram indicating how true positive, false negative, and true negative test results were determined.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Flow diagram of study selection.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Risk of bias and applicability concerns graph: review authors' judgements about each domain presented as percentages across included studies.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Risk of bias and applicability concerns summary: review authors' judgements about each domain for each included study.
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Post-test probability of unresectability for various pre-test probabilities.
[Test 1]
Test 1. Diagnostic laparoscopy (all studies).
[Test 2]
Test 2. Diagnostic laparoscopy (pancreatic cancer only).