Whipple procedure

Case contributed by Dr Ayla Al Kabbani

The diagrams show parts of the body removed during Whipple procedure and the anastomoses then created between the bowel and the liver, stomach, and pancreas. The end result includes:

  • resection of pancreatic or duodenal primary
  • gastrojejunostomy (or duodenojejunostomy)
  • hepaticojejunostomy
  • pancreaticojejunostomy
  • cholecystectomy

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Author: Cancer Research UK

Source: Wikipedia

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rID: 77636
Published: 18th May 2020
Last edited: 20th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Damascus University - Faculty of Medicine

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