Palliation in Pancreatic Cancer

E. James Kruse

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Pancreatic cancer is rarely curable, and because of its location causes significant symptoms for patients in need of palliation. The common problems of incurable pancreatic cancer are biliary obstruction, duodenal obstruction, and pain. Approaches include surgical, endoscopic and radiologic interventions. This article discusses the palliative options and controversies related to these symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Cholestasis/etiology/therapy
  • Duodenal Obstruction/etiology/therapy
  • Humans
  • Pain/etiology/therapy
  • Palliative care/methods
  • Pancreas neoplasms
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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