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V41N1: Biliary Tract & Pancreas, Part II

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Cauley CE, Pitt HA, Ziegler KM, et al. Pancreatic enucleation: improved outcomes compared to resection. J Gastrointest Surg 2012; 16(7):1347-53.

This article presents data confirming the safety and effectiveness of enucleation for small pancreatic lesions with a low risk of malignancy.

Fritz S, Klauss M, Bergmann F, et al. Pancreatic main-duct involvement in branch-duct IPMNs: an underestimated risk. Ann Surg 2014; 260(5):848-56.

    Data from a prominent European group of pancreatic surgeons suggests that contemporary treatment approaches to intraductal pancreatic mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) might underestimate the risk of malignant disease.

Kelly K, Weber SM. Cystic diseases of the liver and bile ducts. J Gastrointest Surg 2014; 18(3):627-34; quiz 634.

    This article is a clear and useful review of cystic diseases of the liver and biliary tract.

Mabrut JY, Kianmanesh R, Nuzzo G, et al. Surgical management of congenital intrahepatic bile duct dilatation, Caroli's disease and syndrome: long-term results of the French Association of Surgery Multicenter Study. Ann Surg 2013; 258(5):713-21; discussion 721.

    This article is a complete review of surgical options for the management of Caroli's disease and syndrome.

Matsuo K, Rocha FG, Ito K, et al. The Blumgart preoperative staging system for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: analysis of resectability and outcomes in 380 patients. J Am Coll Surg 2012; 215(3):343-55.

    This article reviews data supporting the usefulness of the Blumgart staging system for hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Okada K, Kawai M, Tani M, et al. Surgical strategy for patients with pancreatic body/tail carcinoma: who should undergo distal pancreatectomy with en-bloc celiac axis resection? Surgery 2013; 153(3):365-72.

    This article provides useful perspective on the management of lesions in the body and tail of the pancreas.

Ollinger R, Margreiter C, Bosmuller C, et al. Evolution of pancreas transplantation: long-term results and perspectives from a high-volume center. Ann Surg 2012; 256(5):780-6; discussion 786-7.

    Ollinger and coauthors provide a valuable longitudinal look at the progress of pancreas transplantation.

Pilgrim CH, Groeschl RT, Pappas SG, et al. An often overlooked diagnosis: imaging features of gallbladder cancer. J Am Coll Surg 2013; 216(2):333-9.

Pilgrim and coauthors provide a valuable perspective on the use of imaging for the diagnosis of gallbladder cancer.

Roch AM, Ceppa EP, Al-Haddad MA, et al. The natural history of main duct-involved, mixed-type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: parameters predictive of progression. Ann Surg 2014; 260(4):680-8; discussion 688-90.

These data provide valuable guidance for clinicians wishing to estimate the probability of progression of main-duct IPMN.

Schnelldorfer T, Gagnon AI, Birkett RT, et al. Staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer: a potential role for advanced laparoscopic techniques. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 218(6):1201-6.

The authors provide data that support extended intraperitoneal exploration during laparoscopic staging procedures for pancreatic cancer. 

Soares KC, Arnaoutakis DJ, Kamel I, et al. Cystic neoplasms of the liver: biliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma. J Am Coll Surg 2014; 218(1):119-28. Free full text

This article is a valuable review of cystic neoplasia of the liver and biliary tract.