Partial Pancreatoduodenectomy

Joseph J. Kim, Umut Sarpel, Daniel M. Labow

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Partial pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) is used for operable tumors in the duodenum, head of the pancreas, ampulla or distal bile duct, high-risk pancreatic cystic neoplasms, and in select patients with chronic pancreatitis. This chapter describes the operative technique, postoperative care, pitfalls, and complications of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChassin’s Operative Strategy in General Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAn Expositive Atlas: Fifth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030814151
ISBN (Print)9783030814144
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Ampullary carcinoma
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Whipple procedure


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