Chapter 71. Pancreatic Cancer: Indications for Resection

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery2,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman3,4,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery5,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director6,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair7,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery8,9,10,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor11,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief12 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery13
  1. Akimasa Nakao MD, PhD, FACS Professor and Chairman

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch71

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Nakao, A. (2008) Pancreatic Cancer: Indications for Resection, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch71

Editor Information

  1. 2

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 4

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 6

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 8

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 9

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 10

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 11

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 12

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 13

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. Gastroenterological Surgery (Department of Surgery II), Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123



  • pancreatic cancer and gastrointestinal neoplasms;
  • intrapancreatic carcinoma development;
  • extrapancreatic nerve plexus invasion;
  • pancreatic cancer - resection indications;
  • lymph node dissection in pancreatic cancer surgery;
  • peritoneal metastases;
  • occasional distant metastases


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical criteria for resection

  • Surgical criteria for resection

  • References