Describe normal pancreatic anatomy. Explain the most common procedures for pancreatic surgery. Illustrate the most frequent radiological findings in patients that have undergone this type of surgery,
both changes in the normal anatomy as use of surgical materials.
The technique of choice for the evaluation of postoperative pancreas is computed tomography. Radiologists should compose a structured report taking into account normal postoperative findings and differentiating them from pathological ones.
Findings and procedure details
INTRODUCTION Some of the pancreatic diseases may require surgical treatment,
consisting of resection or drainage.
There are also other procedures that escape this classification.
These are the main procedures: Resection procedures. The most frequently used are Whipple's pancreatoduodenectomy,
total pancreatectomy and Beger's operation. Drainage procedures. The most used are longitudinal pancreatectojejunostomy with resection of the pancreatic head (Frey) or without it...
The knowledge of the different pancreatic surgical techniques and materials employed,
allows to differentiate the normal postoperative anatomical findings from the surgical complications and from the recurrent disease.
Imaging evaluation of post pancreatic surgery.
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