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View in Spanish: Pancreatectomía

Pancreatectomy (PAN-kree-uh-TEK-toh-mee)
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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.