Definitions for pancreaticoduodenectomy
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The surgical procedure for the removal of part of the pancreas and part of the stomach including the duodenum.
Origin: From pancreas + duodenum + -ectomy
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 pancreas, and/or pancreatitis with or without definitive cause.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.
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