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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



pancreatectomy  listen  (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.