pancreaticoduodenectomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: pan′krē-at′ĭ-kō-dū-od′en-ek′tŏ-mē Synonyms: pancreatoduodenectomy
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pancreaticoduodenectomy

<procedure> The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Pancreaticoduodenectomy

An operation to remove part of the pancreas. It may also involve removing part of the stomach, the duodenum, the gall bladder and part of the bile duct. Another name for it is Whipple's operation. Sometimes the doctor may be able to operate without removing any of the stomach. This is called a pylorus-preserving Whipple's. See cancer of the pancrea...
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Pancreaticoduodenectomy

A pancreaticoduodenectomy, pancreatoduodenectomy, Whipple procedure, or Kausch-Whipple procedure, is a major surgical operation involving the pancreas, duodenum, and other organs. This operation is performed to treat cancerous tumours on the head of the pancreas, malignant tumors involving common bile duct, duodenal papilla, duodenum near the panc...
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