AIM: Reporting our experience in the treatment of duodenal neoplasms. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Management and treatment of four patients presenting a duodenal neoplasm. RESULTS: Three out of four patients died after surgery for dehiscence and/or bleeding. One, who underwent palliative bypass, died after four months from unknown causes. DISCUSSION: Duodenal neoplasms are rare and their diagnosis is difficult and late. In literature, there is no standardized management of this kind of neoplasm; the commonest surgical approaches are pancreaticoduodenectomy, segmental duodenal resection and palliative operations. The surgical choice is based on site and stage, both in Literature than in our experience. Regardless of the surgical decision, the patients have a poor outcome because of an advanced stage at diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: It can be asserted that duodenal neoplasia offers many diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. This may be due to its rarity, which does not allow the definition of a standard course of treatment, resulting in the inability to have a unique diagnostic and therapeutic approach. There is often a late diagnosis and the need to perform emergency surgery. Therefore prognosis is greatly aggravated by the high incidence of postoperative complications, in part due to the urgency in which the surgeries are carried out.
|Titolo:||Duodenal tumors. Four case reports|
|Citazione:||Senescende, L., Scipioni, F., Di Bella, C., Savelli, V., & Carli, A.F. (2014). Duodenal tumors. Four case reports. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, 85(4), 323-327.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|