AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Banner-University Medical Center, University of Arizona
Gastric outlet obstruction
Endoscopic biliary stent
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PublisherW B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
CitationPalliative Care for Pancreatic and Periampullary Cancer 2016, 96 (6):1415 Surgical Clinics of North America
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AbstractMost patients with pancreatic cancer will present with metastatic or locally advanced disease. Unfortunately, most patients with localized disease will experience recurrence even after multimodality therapy. As such, pancreatic cancer patients arrive at a common endpoint where decisions pertaining to palliative care come to the forefront. This article summarizes surgical, endoscopic, and other palliative techniques for relief of obstructive jaundice, relief of duodenal or gastric outlet obstruction, and relief of pain due to invasion of the celiac plexus. It also introduces the utility of the palliative care triangle in clarifying a patient's and family's goals to guide decision making.
Note12 month embargo; Available online 16 November 2016
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsUTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award [UL1TR000071]; NIH T-32 Grant [5T32DK007639]; AHRQ [1R24HS022134]; Cancer Prevention and Research Institute Grant [RP140020]