total pancreatectomy

Definition / meaning of total pancreatectomy

Surgery to remove the entire pancreas. Part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, the common bile duct, gallbladder, spleen, and nearby lymph nodes are also removed.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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