At Burjeel Hospital, over 20 cases have been treated successfully with different surgical approaches -- from Whipple Procedure
, which is one of the most complex abdominal surgeries, to laparoscopic tumour enucleation.
After obtaining informed consent from patient and completing the preoperative preparation, Whipple procedure
The patient underwent radical Whipple procedure
Malcolm Bilimoria, surgical oncologist at Northwest Community Healthcare, was able to discover a cancerous tumor and remove it by performing the Whipple procedure
, a complex surgery that can take up to eight hours.
"The Whipple procedure
is very invasive surgery and very demanding for the surgical team at The West of Scotland Pancreatic Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary headed up by Mr Dickson - Kenny's old neighbour."
"I was also informed that the surgery - called the Whipple procedure
- would be extensive.
After diagnosis in 2009 I spent nearly six months in hospital and had an operation known as a Whipple procedure
, the sole cure for pancreatic cancer.
Improved hospital morbidity, mortality and survival after the Whipple procedure
.Ann Surg 1987; 206: 358-65.
"Dad was losing more weight and visibly deteriorating, but we were told he was fit enough to have a Whipple procedure
, which was the only thing that could save him," she says.
The international benchmarks average five-eight hours to complete a Whipple procedure
, but this case took only four-and-a-half hours to remove the 4cm tumour.
One out of two patients who had severe pain and had no response to medical therapy underwent the Whipple procedure
, and the other one was applied total pancreatectomy.
We present a patient who presented with active GI bleeding after undergoing a Whipple procedure
in order to highlight the role of GIBS in the successful localization of the bleeding site and the guidance of digital DSA in the embolization and control of the active bleeding.