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Pancreatic surgery 

Pancreatic surgery
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Pancreatic surgery
Author(s):

Judith Ritchie

and Ahmed Al-Mukhtar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749813.003.0003
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date: 07 August 2020

Pancreatic surgery is a fascinating subspecialty of general surgery. It is considered a superspecialty, with pancreatic surgery limited to a number of tertiary centres around the country taking referrals from regional hospitals. However, surgical trainees will encounter pancreatic pathology on a day-to-day basis through the acute take, with emergency presentations arising from patients presenting with complications from acute and chronic pancreatitis and from locally advanced pancreatic cancers. In addition this chapter includes a case based discussion of pancreatic trauma to educate on its variable and often insidious nature. These cases aim to outline relevant information regarding each of the clinical cases, with a sensible and appropriate approach to investigation and management.

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