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Whipple Operation

Whipple Operation

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In the Whipple operation, the head of the pancreas, a portion of the bile duct, the gallbladder and the duodenum are removed. Occasionally a portion of the stomach may also be removed. After removal of these structures, the remaining pancreas, bile duct and the intestine are sutured back into the intestine to direct the gastrointestinal secretions back into the gut.

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