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- n. The surgical procedure for the removal of part of the pancreas and part of the stomach including the duodenum.
Schnelldorfer T, Ware AL, Sarr MG, Smyrk TC, Zhang L, et al. (2008) Long-term survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: is cure possible?
A recently published systematic review indicated superiority of duodenum-preserving techniques when compared with pancreatoduodenectomy, for the treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis in the head of the gland.
Jobs '"surgery was a variation on the Whipple procedure, or a pancreatoduodenectomy, the most common operation for pancreatic cancer.