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About "Pancreas Surgery"
Pancreatic surgery is performed to treat conditions like pancreatic tumors and cysts. The types of pancreatic surgeries are:
- The Whipple – Here, the head of the pancreas, duodenum, bile duct, gallbladder, and a small portion of the stomach is removed.
- Minimally invasive pancreatic resections – This is when a pancreatic cyst is removed laparoscopically by placing small keyhole incisions.
- Spleen-preserving pancreatectomy – In the conventional pancreatectomy, the spleen is also removed. But in this technique, the blood supply to the spleen is preserved, so the spleen is not removed.
- Enucleation – In cases of benign pancreatic tumors, the tumor is scooped out without resecting any portion of the pancreas.