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Duodenal Polyp

Duodenal Polyp

Duodenal polyps are treated much like colon polyps. They are thought to be the precursor lesion to duodenal cancer. Patients usually present with abdominal pain, jaundice, or bleeding. Often times these lesions can be excised using endoscopy. However, if they are too large, have evidence of cancer, or are associated with the orifice of the duct that drains the liver and pancreas, then they are best managed with surgery.

The most common operation that is performed is the Whipple procedure.

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