pancreatectomy

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pancreatectomy

[‚pan·krē·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the pancreas.
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Many centers are reluctant to perform complete or partial pancreatectomies because of the risk of brittle diabetes, which puts patients at risk of life-threatening episodes of hypoglycemia.
It demonstrated that definitive diagnostic results through use of PathFinderTG reduced the number of pancreatectomies on benign conditions by 34 percent.
We reviewed charts and all slides from 44 consecutive patients who underwent MPRs for CP between 1989 and 1999; these resections included 18 Whipple procedures (cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomies), 4 Beger resections (head of the pancreas), 21 distal/subtotal pancreatectomies, and 1 total pancreatectomy.