Whipple's operation

Whipple's operation (procedure)

 [hwip´-elz]
a radical pancreatoduodenectomy with removal of the distal third of the stomach, the entire duodenum, and the head of the pancreas, with gastrojejunostomy, choledochojejunostomy, and pancreatic jejunostomy. This procedure is used for pancreatic carcinoma.
The three anastomoses that make up the Whipple procedure: choledochojejunostomy, pancreaticojejunostomy; and gastrojejunostomy. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2000.
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Whipple's operation

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Roy, "Postoperative changes, complications, and recurrent disease after Whipple's operation: CT features," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
I needed a Whipple's operation, which is the only real treatment for pancreatic cancer that removes the pancreas and much of the rest of your digestive system.