Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure)

  • Scott N. PinchotEmail author
  • Sharon M. Weber


Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the treatment of choice of pancreas head lesions, and can be performed as a pylorus-sparing or standard (pylorus resecting) operation. This complex operation is fraught with a high rate of complications, and mortality increases in lower-volume hospitals and is best performed by an experienced team.


Pancreas resection Pancreas cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNorthwest Community HealthcareArlington HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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