Assessment of resectability for:
- Pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma)
- Distal bile duct cancer
- Duodenal cancer
- Ampullary carcinoma
- Islet cell neoplasms
Staging of locally advanced disease prior to chemoradiation
Diagnosis of suspected metastatic disease
Histologic confirmation of radiologically unresectable disease
Relative Contraindications ■
Patient unfit for general anesthesia Multiple previous upper abdominal operations Intra-abdominal sepsis
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