surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas
The procedure to remove part or all of the pancreas.
Origin: From pancreas + -ectomy
In medicine, a pancreatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas. Several types of pancreatectomy exist, including pancreaticoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy, segmental pancreatectomy, and total pancreatectomy. These procedures are used in the management of several conditions involving the pancreas, such as benign pancreatic tumors, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatitis.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Surgical removal of the pancreas. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The numerical value of pancreatectomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pancreatectomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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