Other Known Aliases – Kausch-Whipple procedure
Definition – Radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with distal antrectomy, cholestectomy, and pancreaticojejunostomy, choledocojejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy
Clinical Significance – Used for resection of carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
History – The first resection of a periampullary cancer was performed by German surgeon Walther Kausch (1867-1928) in 1909, took four hours to complete, and the patient survived for 9 months. American surgeon Allen Oldfather Whipple (1881-1963) began working on and refining the procedure in 1935 and in 1940, successfully shortened it to a one-stage procedure.
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