Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Long Term Survival after Surgery for Ampullary Carcinoma: Case Report and Short Review of Literature

Maddibande Ramachar Sreevathsa*

Department of Surgery, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College Hospital, Bangalore 560054, India

*Correspondance to: Maddibande Ramachar Sreevathsa 

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Abstract

Ampullary Carcinoma is a distinct type amongst the four subsites of Periampullary Carcinoma due to its good biological behaviour. Ampullary Carcinoma arises within the Ampullary Complex and is recognized sooner due to earlier presentation with obstructive jaundice. It contributes to 0.2% of all gastro-intestinal malignancies. They have a better resection and survival rate compared to pancreatic variety of Periampullary Carcinoma. Long term survival beyond 10 years, after curative resection, has not been well described in the literature. We report a case of Ampullary Carcinoma presenting initially with obstructive jaundice and surviving for 14 years despite recurrence of the tumor. A short review of the literature is presented.

Keywords:

Ampulla of vater; Ampullary carcinoma; Non pancreatic periampullary carcinoma; Pancreatoduodenectomy

Citation:

Sreevathsa MR. Long Term Survival after Surgery for Ampullary Carcinoma: Case Report and Short Review of Literature. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1723.

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