The resectability of ampullary carcinoma is higher than that of carcinoma of the head of the pancreas and distal bile duct and the clinical outcome of ampullary carcinoma is more favorable. In the present review, anatomy of the papilla of Vater, and clinicopathology of ampullary adenoma and carcinoma were overviewed. Early ampullary carcinoma and non-icteric ampullary carcinoma were also discussed referring to the problems about endoscopic biopsy of ampullary tumors.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Stomach and Intestine|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 1997|
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