Table 2

Patient characteristics, n = 18
n (%)
Age
Median 57.5 years
Range 41 – 73 years
Sex
Male 10 (56 %)
Female 8 (44 %)
0 8 (44 %)
1 10 (56 %)
Pancreatic tumor location
Head 11 (61 %)
Uncinate process 3 (17 %)
Body 2 (11 %)
Tail 2 (11 %)
Biliary stent
Yes 9 (50 %)
No 9 (50 %)
Serum bilirubin level prior to chemotherapy
Median 0.35 mg/dl
Range 0.1 – 1.2 mg/dl
Basis for unresectability
Borderline resectable
SMV encased (short segment) 3 (17 %)
SV encased 1 (6 %)
SMV encased (long segment) 1 (6 %)
SMA encased 3 (17 %)
HA encased 2 (11 %)
Celiac trunk encased 3 (17 %)
Confluence of PV, SV and SMV encased 5 (28 %)

Abbreviations: HA: Hepatic artery; PV: Portal vein; SMA: Superior mesenteric artery; SMV: Superior mesenteric vein; SV: Splenic vein.

Hosein et al.

Hosein et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:199   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-199

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