Postoperative changes, complications, and recurrent disease after Whipple's operation: CT features.

@article{Lepanto1994PostoperativeCC,
  title={Postoperative changes, complications, and recurrent disease after Whipple's operation: CT features.},
  author={Luigi Lepanto and David Gianfelice and Ren{\'e}e D{\'e}ry and Michel Dagenais and R{\'e}al W Lapointe and Andr{\'e} Roy},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1994},
  volume={163 4},
  pages={841-6}
}
Whipple's operation consists of resection of the pancreatic head and duodenum, followed by pancreaticojejunostomy, choledochojejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy or duodenojejunostomy. Indications include neoplasms of the periampullary region, symptomatic chronic pancreatitis, and, occasionally, trauma CT is useful in diagnosing postoperative complications and in detecting disease recurrence during long-term follow-up. This complex surgical procedure causes alterations of the normal anatomy… CONTINUE READING

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