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Definition of Whipple procedure

Whipple procedure: A type of surgery that is used to treat pancreatic cancer and was devised by the US surgeon Allen Whipple. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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