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Pancreaticoduodenectomy [r]: Also known as a Whipple procedure or duodenopancreatectomy, major abdominal surgery comprising the excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2023), Pancreaticoduodenectomy (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.