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Partial Pancreatoduodenectomy

Chapter

Abstract

Partial pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) is used for operable tumors of the head of the pancreas and in select patients with chronic pancreatitis. This chapter describes the operative technique, pitfalls, and complications of this procedure.

Keywords

Portal Vein Pancreatic Duct Superior Mesenteric Artery Pancreatic Juice Staple Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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