pancreatectomy

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pancreatectomy

[‚pan·krē·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the pancreas.
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Total pancreatectomy with islet auto-transplantation: an overview.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A majority of patients with chronic pancreatitis experienced pain relief and many were spared a lifetime of insulin-dependent diabetes when total pancreatectomy was followed by autotransplantation of islet cells in a University of Minnesota study.
Surgeons who recommend total pancreatectomy argue that preserving the organ's function does not justify the risk of leaving stray cancer cells.
One patient (1%) underwent total pancreatectomy because of concomitant necrotizing pancreatitis along the entire pancreas.
One patient had a total pancreatectomy, splenectomy and portal vein resection with an interposition Dacron graft in order to resect the tumour.
7,8) Total pancreatectomy is the suggested treatment in most cases, since IPMT is considered to be a premalignant state that involves the entire pancreatic ductal epithelium.

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