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pancreatectomy

[pan-cree-uh-TEK-tuh-me] surgery to remove all or part of the pancreas. See also pancreas.

Surgery for pancreatic cancer

... Distal pancreatectomy: In this operation, the surgeon removes only the tail
of the pancreas or the tail and a portion of the body of the pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-surgery

Cancer Glossary

... cells. pancreatectomy Search [pan-cree-uh-TEK-tuh-me]. surgery to
remove all or part of the pancreas. See also pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

Treating pancreatic cancer by stage

... Based on where the cancer started, usually either a Whipple procedure
(pancreaticoduodenectomy) or a distal pancreatectomy is used. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-by-stage

Cancer Facts & Figures - 2013

Page 1. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013 AL 27,080 AZ 34,010 AR 16,330 CA
171,330 CO 23,410 CT 21,180 DE 5,370 FL 118,320 GA 49,280 ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf

Pancreatic Cancer

... Distal pancreatectomy: This operation removes only the tail of the pancreas
or the tail and a portion of the body of the pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003131-pdf.pdf

Special Section: Pancreatic Cancer

... cancer patients), the operative approaches include cephalic
pancreatoduodenectomy (the Whipple procedure), distal pancreatectomy, ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-038828.pdf