Definition of pancreatectomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpaNGkrēəˈtektəmē/

noun (plural pancreatectomies)

Surgical removal of the pancreas.
Example sentences
  • At our institution, radical proximal gastrectomy, splenectomy, partial pancreatectomy, left adrenalectomy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection were performed.
  • Gross examination of the distal pancreatectomy surgical specimen received from the second patient revealed alternating firm and edematous areas in the distal 7.3 cm of the pancreas.
  • Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed.

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Syllabification: pan·cre·a·tec·to·my

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