pancreatectomy

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pancreatectomy

[‚pan·krē·ə′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the pancreas.
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Now you move to truly confirming the diagnosis of cancer in 30% of the cases that are then treated aggressively, but 70% have a benign condition and do not need to be treated, reducing by more than a third the number of pancreatectomies. Not ideal choices but more informed than the 2 choices one has without the test.
By 2003, the in-hospital mortality rate at hospitals performing more than 13 pancreatectomies per year was 2%, down from 2.8% in 1998.
Rattner et al., "Pancreatic fistula rates after 462 distal pancreatectomies: staplers do not decrease fistula rates," Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol.