Dr. Miller: My understanding is that Whipple surgery is a curative surgery for some patients with pancreatic cancer.. And again, neoplasms can be masses, tumors, cysts in the pancreas. And so a Whipple for a non-cancerous neoplasm is obviously curative. And a Whipple for pancreas cancer can also be curative.
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The Whipple procedure is the most common operation to remove pancreatic cancers. The Whipple procedure may also be used to treat some benign pancreatic lesions and cysts and cancers in the bile duct and beginning part of the small intestine (duodenum).
Most pancreatic cysts are benign and non-cancerous, but about 20% of pancreatic. If the tumor is precancerous or malignant and has not spread beyond the pancreas,. She had Whipple surgery where the head of the pancreas, the small .
HypothesisPatients presenting with a pancreatic mass often have a curable lesion rather. Interventions Therapy included either a Whipple procedure or distal pancreatectomy.. The other 40 had a variety of benign and malignant tumors.