Pancreaticoduodenectomy

What is Pancreaticoduodenectomy?

The Whipple Procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most commonly performed surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas. In a standard Whipple procedure, the surgeon removes the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, part of the duodenum which is the uppermost portion of the small intestine, a small portion of the stomach called the pylorus, and the lymph nodes near the head of the pancreas.

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I am on gemsar for pancreatic cancer following a whipple. Is it ok to take chloroxygen?
I had WHIPPLE procedure in March, discovered mass on lung...

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Not FDA approved, personal decision

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about your battle...

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My brother in law, has had a stent inserted in the bile duct,Nov 2012 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was told the tumour had not spread to...

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Dear Sir,

Sorry to hear about your brother in law's problem. I am surprised that if the cancer had not spread to other organs, why wasn't Whipples...

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My husband is suspected of having pancreatic cancer, but I am somewhat unsure of all the information we have been given. He has been quite ill...

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Please do not worry about second opinions. Your treatment so far and the plan ahead is all scientific and correct. Pancreatic cancer causes pain...

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