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Table 2 Clinical data for the three patients

From: Resection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with synchronous distant metastasis: is it worthwhile?

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3
Age 65 53.5 60
Sex M F F
BMI 25.7 19.5 21.8
Initial CA19-9 2876 200 34.1
Initial treatment CT Surgery Surgery
Site of metastases Liver Interaortocaval nodes Liver
Number of metastases Single Single Single
Time between first line CT scan and resection 9 months 8 months 15 months
Preoperative CA19-9 34.8 5 17
Type of resection PD with resection of SMA and PV PD with resection of PV PD with resection of SMV
Underlying IPMN No No No
pTNM stage T4 N0 M1 T3 N0 M1 T3 N1 M1
Retroportal margin >1 mm >1 mm >1 mm
Posterior margin >1 mm >1 mm <1 mm
Anterior margin >1 mm >1 mm >1 mm
Follow-up (months) 32.5 26.3 24.7
Recurrence Yes No No
Disease-free progression (months) 11 / /
  1. CT, systemic chemotherapy; BMI, body mass index; IPMN, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm; PD, pancreaticoduodenectomy; PV, portal vein SMA, superior mesenteric artery; SMV, superior mesenteric vein.