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Whipple/Oncology: What is the likelihood of a persons demise during or directly after a Whipple IRE intensive operation for pc? Are there any numbers?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Unusual

Experience is the most important part of the procedure.
Knowing how to find the SMV helps and creating the tunnel under the pancreatic neck is important so that it extends to where the gastroduodenal artery is ligated at the hepatic artery. Because of many anastomosis, drains should be used I employ a T-tube in the CD anastomosis. If all is performed properly, very low mortality.less than 1%

In brief: Unusual

Experience is the most important part of the procedure.
Knowing how to find the SMV helps and creating the tunnel under the pancreatic neck is important so that it extends to where the gastroduodenal artery is ligated at the hepatic artery. Because of many anastomosis, drains should be used I employ a T-tube in the CD anastomosis. If all is performed properly, very low mortality.less than 1%
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