Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 1998
TI: Efficacy of applied cardiovascular surgery techniques for extended resection in hepato-biliary-pancreatic malignancies.
AU: Sasada-A; Yamashita-T; Ataka-K; Watanabe-Y; Tsuji-Y; Okada-M
AD: Department of Surgery, Kobe University School of Medicine.
SO: Kobe-J-Med-Sci. 1998 Jun; 44(3): 115-26
AB: The application of extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and vascular surgery techniques provide the possibility to resect severely advanced hepato-biliary-pancreatic (HBP) malignancies that had been adjudged unresectable hitherto. In this paper, recent two successful cases are reported for the purpose of indicating the efficacy of ECC and vascular surgery techniques in HBP surgery. Two patients had a cholangiocellular carcinoma and a carcinoma of the pancreatic head, those metastatic lymph nodes invaded to the portal veins and the hepatic arteries. These tumors could be resected en bloc with these Glissonian vessels using a centrifugal pump through veno-venous bypass. Reconstruction of these portal veins was performed with autologous external iliac vein graft. Postoperative angiographies showed no anastomotic leakage or occlusion on vascular anastomotic sites in both cases, and they have gone on uneventful postoperative courses. Application of cardiovascular techniques in the field of HBP surgery might expand surgical indication for advanced malignancies.