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Table 3 Review of the recently published articles on staging laparoscopy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer

From: A clinical role of staging laparoscopy in patients with radiographically defined locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Authors Year Duration Number of patients Rate of patients Laparoscopic findings (%) MST
(months)
True LA Occult met CY P Liver P/Liver
Clark et al. [12] 2010 00–08 202 22 % 144 (71 %) 58 (29) 41 (20) 5 (3) 26 (13) - 13
Morak et al. [13] 2009 95–07 68 - 44 (65) 24 (35) 14 (21) 5 (7) 2 (3) 11.7
Contreras et al. [14] 2009 02–06 33 15 % 22 (67) 11 (33) - 7 (21) 4 (12)   
Shoup et al. [15] 2004 94–00 100 31 % 63 (63) 37 (37) 12 (12) 18 (18) 7 (7) -
Current study - 07–12 67 51 % 28 (42) 39 (58) 16 (24) 13 (19) 7 (10) 3 (4) 10
  1. Pts patients, LA locally advanced, met metastasis, CY positive cytology, P peritoneal metastasis, MST median survival time