pancreatectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: circa 1900 surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas • pancreatectomized adjective

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  • pancreatectomy — [pan΄krē ə tek′tə mē] n. pl. pancreatectomies the surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas …   English World dictionary

  • Pancreatectomy — A procedure in which a surgeon takes out part or all of the pancreas (an organ behind the lower part of the stomach that is about the size of a hand). The pancreatectomy may be done, for example, because there is a tumor in the pancreas. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • pancreatectomy — n. surgical removal of the pancreas. Total pancreatectomy (Whipple s operation) involves the entire gland and part of the duodenum. In subtotal pancreatectomy most of the gland is removed, usually leaving a small part close to the duodenum. In… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pancreatectomy — Surgery to remove all or part of the pancreas. In a total pancreatectomy, part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, the common bile duct, gallbladder, spleen, and nearby lymph nodes also are removed …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • pancreatectomy — /pan kree euh tek teuh mee, pang /, n., pl. pancreatectomies. Surg. excision of part or all of the pancreas. [1895 1900; PANCREAT + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pancreatectomy — noun The procedure to remove part or all of the pancreas …   Wiktionary

  • pancreatectomy — n. surgical removal of the pancreas (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pancreatectomy — [ˌpaŋkrɪə tɛktəmi] noun (plural pancreatectomies) surgical removal of the pancreas …   English new terms dictionary

  • pancreatectomy — pan·cre·a·tec·to·my …   English syllables

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