from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas.
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- n. The procedure to remove part or all of the pancreas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excision, in whole or in part, of the pancreas.
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- n. surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas
With Diffuse KATP HI, a 95 % pancreatectomy is commonly performed.
It has been stated by Carlson and Drennan that the diabetic symptoms are very much less than usual when pancreatectomy is performed on pregnant animals near full time, and this they have attributed to the secretion of insulin from the foetal pancreas.
Focal KATP HI usually cannot be controlled with diazoxide medication The treatment of focal KATP HI usually includes octreotide, continuous dextrose, and/or pancreatectomy.
Removal of part of the pancreas (partial or subtotal pancreatectomy).
A multidisciplinary approach to the focal form of congenital hyperinsulinism leads to successful treatment by partial pancreatectomy.
The second and much more intriguing result was that after partial pancreatectomy, newly formed beta cells also arose from preexisting beta cells.
The invariable lowering of the blood sugar which was observed to result from the administration of insulin in animals rendered diabetic by pancreatectomy, raised the question as to whether such would also occur in those forms of hyperglycaemia which can be induced by other experimental procedures, such as the injection of epinephrin, piqûre, or asphyxia.
It had been known that depancreatized dogs were unable to store glycogen in the liver, and that glycogen disappears in three or four days after pancreatectomy.
"The most striking results were for esophagectomy, for which the operative mortality rose to 17.3% in low-volume hospitals, compared with 3.4% in high-volume hospitals, and for pancreatectomy, for which the corresponding rates were 12.9% vs 5.8%."
Autologous pancreatic islet transplantation has been successfully carried out after total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis, and allogeneic islet-cell transplantation
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