Definition: 'Pylorus-preserving Pancreaticoduodenectomy'
pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomyType: Term
1. excision of all or part of the pancreas and the duodenum with preservation of the distal stomach and the innervated pylorus; usually limited to the head and neck of the pancreas and most often performed for pancreatic carcinoma.
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