Definition of pancreatectomy in US English:


nounPlural pancreatectomies

  • Surgical removal of the pancreas.

    • ‘Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed.’
    • ‘An exploratory laparotomy with distal pancreatectomy was subsequently performed.’
    • ‘At our institution, radical proximal gastrectomy, splenectomy, partial pancreatectomy, left adrenalectomy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection were performed.’
    • ‘After the distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the patient received radiation and radiosensitizing chemotherapy treatments.’
    • ‘Gross examination of the distal pancreatectomy surgical specimen received from the second patient revealed alternating firm and edematous areas in the distal 7.3 cm of the pancreas.’