John L. Walsh

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Pancreatoduodenal resection – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure A pancreatoduodenal resection, Whipple’s procedure, is performed primarily to remove an adenocarcinoma in the head of the pancreas. There are two major phases of the procedure: the dissection of the pancreas and tumor from the remaining structures (most notably the portal vein, superior mesenteric vein and…

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