pancreaticoduodenectomy(redirected from WHIPPLE surgery)
Excision of all or part of the pancreas together with the duodenum and usually the distal stomach.
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A surgical treatment for cancer of the head of the pancreas in which the pancreatic head is surgically removed, along with adjacent organs (the last portion of the bile duct and the stomach and the duodenum).Synonym: Whipple procedure.
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Removal of all or part of the pancreas along with the duodenum. Also known as "Whipple's procedure" or "Whipple's operation."
Mentioned in: Pancreatectomy
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