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Glossary: pancreatoduodenectomy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

pancreatoduodenectomy

(PAN-kree-uh-toh-DOO-ah-deh-NEK-toh-mee)

A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed. Also called Whipple procedure.

2011-11-10