Whipple procedure

Whipple procedure

[hwip′əl]
Etymology: Allen O. Whipple, American surgeon, 1881-1963
radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with removal of the distal third of the stomach, the entire duodenum, and the head of the pancreas, a portion of the jejunum, and the lower half of the common bile duct, with gastrojejunostomy, choledochojejunostomy, and pancreaticojejunostomy. See also pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Whipple procedure

Pancreaticoduodenectomy  Surgery The removal of part or all of the pancreas, duodenum, proximal jejunum, distal stomach, common bile duct; it is the surgery of choice for periampullary pancreas CA. See Pancreas cancer.

Whipple procedure

((h)wip'el)
[Allen Whipple, U.S. surgeon, 1881–1961]
Pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Whipple procedure

Surgical removal of the head of the pancreas, part of the small intestine, and some surrounding tissue.
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The four-centimetre tumour that occurred at the head of the pancreas was excised in an over four-hour surgery known as the Whipple procedure that is well known around the world but rare in this region.
This is the reason why the Whipple procedure was performed.
In light of the raised serum CA 19-9 levels and a mass lesion in the pancreatic head on radiological examination, a possibility of adenocarcinoma could not be ruled out on FNAC, and a Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) was performed.
He was advised to undergo a Whipple procedure immediately, open surgery first performed in 1935 by an American surgeon named Dr.
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Steve Jobs was criticized for delaying a Whipple Procedure for nine months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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The Whipple Procedure is a complicated surgery, involving the removal and reattachment of portions of several organs, including the pancreas, the small intestine, the stomach, the gallbladder, and the common bile duct.
He was admitted to the medical-surgical unit following a Whipple procedure.
While there Jean underwent a whipple procedure - where the head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues were removed.