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Simplistic Answer was posted 08/03/2016 05:14 pm by EileenC
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This is what the surgeon told us. The Pancreas does 'Everything...taking the pancreas out of the body, would be the same as removing the city of Indianapolis off the map. All the US roads, byways, highways, airways, railways have ties to Indianapolis. The Pancreas is the connection between the stomach, kidneys, liver, gall bladder, intestines......between the ducts and blood vessels just about everything in someway is connected to pancreas issues. That's why the Whipple is the kind of operation it is.' Now I know that not EVERYTHING is as connected as he was saying, but it was a great example of how such a small part of the body, can have such a drastic, catastrophic result when not functioning correctly. Hope that helps.

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