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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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KCAM, Eduardo; TAVARA, Franklin; MILLA, Ricardo  and  GONZALEZ, Steffi. Ampulloma treatment with Whipple surgery. First case report in the regional hospital of Tumbes. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.2, pp.187-191. ISSN 1022-5129.

To report the first case of Whipple surgery performed at the Regional Hospital of Tumbes for the treatment of ampullary adenocarcinoma with successful results. A case report of a patient with diagnosis of ampullary adenocarcinoma, in whom was performed the first Whipple surgery at the Regional Hospital of Tumbes, in October, 2014. The patient diagnosed with an obstructive jaundice syndrome due to ampullary adenocarcinoma underwent Whipple surgery. She performed the postoperative period with gradual improvement, she did not present with respiratory pathology, she not have fever, the patient tolerated the oral route, the jaundice decreased and she was discharged after 13 days. She presented low-output pancreatic fistula (30 cc/day), which remitted at 3 weeks. The patient presented evident clinical improvement and satisfactory surgical results to date. Whipple surgery is the surgical technique of choice in the treatment of the ampullary adenocarcinoma and it is feasible to perform, in cases that is indicated, in bounderies hospitals if you have the trained personnel and necessary logistics.

Keywords : Ampulla of Vater; Ampullary adenocarcinoma; Jaundice; Whipple disease.

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