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Table 1 Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Group definitions for resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (DPCG, 2012)

From: Preoperative radiochemotherapy versus immediate surgery for resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (PREOPANC trial): study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial

  SMA Celiac axis CHA SMV-PV
Resectable (all four required) no contact no contact no contact ≤90° contact
Borderline resectable (minimally one required) ≤90° contact ≤90° contact ≤90° contact ≤90°-270° contact, and no occlusion
Irresectable (minimally one required) contact > 90° contact > 90° contact > 90° contact > 270° or occlusion
  1. SMA superior mesenteric artery, CHA common hepatic artery, SMV superior mesenteric vein, PV portal vein