IHCC - 20%
Perihilar - 16%
ECC - 40%
CC - 24%
The ECC may be higher than expected because I collected some data by searching on "Whipple" since I needed more ECC data for one of my planned analyses to compare survival data for all three types.
Many members don't break their CC down to a lower classification, so I leave that data as just CC.
Most members don't supply the stage of their cc. For the 25 total cases I only have 5 stages reported, 1 - I or II, 1 - II, and 3 - IV. I suspect the stage IV data reported are restaged data as most surgeons would not resect a stage IV, unless it was stage IVA like my wife.
Below are 19 explanations that I have recorded for the failed surgeries.
1. Failed surgery, cancer had seeded
2. Liver resection failed due to extensive spreading of tumor throughout abdominal cavity
3. Attempted resection on 7/14/08 failed, found spots on liver & 2 small spots on belly wall
4. Attempted resection on 3/25/09 failed, found >10 tumors on LNs near aorta, outside liver
5. Attempted resection in Aug 2005 failed because a few LNs were involved
6. Failed surgery on 11/01/06, blood vessel involvement, GB removed, nicked portal vein.
7. Failed Whipple on 4/28/08 due to finding two spots on liver
8. Failed Whipple on 3/5/07 due to spread to hepatic vein & aorta
9. Failed Whipple found cancer spread to pancreas, liver & other parts
10. Failed 11/15/07 Whipple found cancer spread to GB, liver, duodenum, LNs & around artery
11. Surgery on 12/13/05 failed due to spread to omentum
12. Failed surgery because of mets to main artery found during surgery. GB with mets removed.
13. Failed Whipple found cancer on pancreas & it wasn't contained
14. Failed Whipple found cancer spread. Later spread to liver, pancreas & some LNs.
15. Surgery failed
16. Surgery failed, found 2 small nodules of cancer in right lobe not detected by CT, removed them.
17. Failed resection on 8/5/11, found unknown small lesions. Ablated all lesions & tumor
18. Attempted resection on 10/30/08 failed, cancer spread
19. Failed surgery on 2/21/07. Tumor tangled around the hepatic vein & arteries
Please be advised that any advice or information in my posts is my personal opinion only and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. ALWAYS seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.