Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and invasive intraductal papillary mucinous tumor: Different prognostic factors for different overall survival

Digestive and Liver DiseasesGavazzi F, Capretti G, Giordano L, et al. | July 02, 2021

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This retrospective study was undertaken to compare prognostic characteristics of resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). Data were analyzed for 332 patients (PDAC, n = 289; invasive IPMN, n = 43). Better overall survival was experienced by patients with invasive IPMN vs PDAC patients. A significantly higher risk of death was observed in relation to PDAC histology vs IPMN. In early-stage PDAC (IA-IB-IIA, N0), a worse survival was observed. Overall, findings showed better prognosis in IPMN vs PDAC cases, irrespective of disease stage.

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