Procedure, Whipple
A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed. The Whipple procedure is named for Allen O. Whipple, an American surgeon, 1881-1963 (not George Whipple, the Nobel Prize-winning pathologist, who described Whipple disease).

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  • Whipple — may refer to:PeopleFamily name*Abraham Whipple (1733–1819), American revolutionary naval commander *Allen Whipple (1881–1963), American surgeon, eponym of the Whipple procedure (Pancreaticoduodenectomy) and Whipple s triad *Amiel Weeks Whipple… …   Wikipedia

  • Whipple procedure — A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed. The Whipple procedure is named for Allen O. Whipple, an American surgeon, 1881 1963 (not… …   Medical dictionary

  • Whipple procedure (operation) triad — Whip·ple procedure (operation), triad (hwipґəl) [Allen Oldfather Whipple, American surgeon, 1881–1963] see under procedure and triad …   Medical dictionary

  • Whipple operation — Whip·ple operation (h)wip əl or Whip·ple s operation əlz n WHIPPLE PROCEDURE * * * see under procedure …   Medical dictionary

  • Whipple procedure — noun The common term for pancreaticoduodenectomy. In medical circles, often simply called a Whipple …   Wiktionary

  • Whipple procedure — A type of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer. The head of the pancreas, the duodenum, a portion of the stomach, and other nearby tissues are removed …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Allen Whipple — Allen Oldfather Whipple (September 2, 1881 ndash;April 6, 1963) was an American surgeon who is known for the pancreatic cancer operation which bears his name (the Whipple procedure) as well as Whipple s triad.Whipple was born in Urmia, Iran (then …   Wikipedia

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  • medicine, history of — Introduction  the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 20th century. Medicine and surgery before 1800 Primitive (primitive culture) medicine and folklore       Unwritten history is not… …   Universalium

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