Computed tomography after radical pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple's procedure)

S L Smith, F Hampson, M Duxbury, D M Rae, M T Sinclair

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Abstract

Whipple's procedure (radical pancreaticoduodenectomy) is currently the only curative option for patients with periampullary malignancy. The surgery is highly complex and involves multiple anastomoses. Complications are common and can lead to significant postoperative morbidity. Early detection and treatment of complications is vital, and high-quality multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is currently the best method of investigation. This review outlines the surgical technique and illustrates the range of normal postoperative appearances together with the common complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-928
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume63
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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