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Why is a whipple resection contraindicated with metastases?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Won't cure

A whipple is a desperate attempt to remove all of a primary cancer of the pancreas or some other nearby organ.
If the disease has already metastasized, some safer palliative procedure may help.

In brief: Won't cure

A whipple is a desperate attempt to remove all of a primary cancer of the pancreas or some other nearby organ.
If the disease has already metastasized, some safer palliative procedure may help.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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