Modified Appleby Procedure for Resection of Tumors of the Pancreatic Body and Tail with Celiac Axis Involvement

Rory L. Smoot, John H. Donohue

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Background: Involvement of the celiac axis by pancreatic tumors of the body and tail is no longer considered an absolute contraindication to resection. In highly selected patients, resection is possible, relying on collateral circulation through the gastroduodenal artery to maintain liver perfusion. Our approach to intraoperative assessment and resection is described herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2167-2169
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 14 2012



  • Celiac artery
  • Hepatic artery
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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