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Flashcards in Surgery for Pancreatic Disorders Deck (5):
1

What is a Whipple procedure?

Removal of the head of the pancreas, portion of the common bile duct, gallbladder, pylorus of the stomach and proximal section of the duodenum

2

When would palliative drainage be used?

Obstructive jaundice
Duodenal obstruction

3

What are the complications of acute pancreatitis?

Acute fluid collections
Pseudocyst
Pancreatic abscess
Pancreatic necrosis

4

What at the signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis?

Abdominal pain
Nausea
Vomiting
Collapse
Pyrexia
Dehydration
Abdominal tenderness
Circulatory failure

5

What are the clinical features ion chronic pancreatitis?

Pain
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
Diabetes
Jaundice
Duodenal obstruction
Upper GI haemorrhage