Whipple Procedure for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia of the Pancreas
Keith Lillemoe, MD
Surgeon in Chief
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Participate in a masterclass with MGH Chief of Surgery, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, as he performs and narrates a complete Whipple procedure in the latest video-article published by JOMI.
The Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is most notably known for its use in the treatment of cancer that is confined to the head of the pancreas. Because of the intricate blood supply between the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and common bile duct, these structures must be resected along with the head of the pancreas. The remaining structures must then be carefully and precisely anastomosed in order to preserve digestive functioning.
This procedure is a complex and difficult operation that can have serious risks; however, it is responsible for saving countless lives.