Endoscopic snare papillectomy: a possible radical treatment for a subgroup of T1 ampullary adenocarcinomas

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Abstract

Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the standard care for invasive ampullary adenocarcinomas. However, endoscopic snare papillectomy (ESP) might play a curative role in very selected patients. We studied a series of 15 patients with T1 ampullary adenocarcinoma who were treated by ESP alone and followed up for a mean of 29.6 ± 21.9 months (range 8 - 81 months). ESP was curative for eight patients (57.1 %). No tumor-related death was observed in patients with a cancer infiltration depth of ≤ 4 mm. According to this preliminary experience, we suggest that this measurable variable threshold should be considered as a possible basis for future large-scale studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalEndoscopy
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • ampullary neoplasm
  • snare-papillectomy

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