Virtual Whipple: preoperative surgical planning with volume-rendered MDCT images to identify arterial variants relevant to the Whipple procedure.

Darren D. Brennan*, Giulia Zamboni, Jacob Sosna, Mark P. Callery, Charles M.V. Vollmer, Vassilios D. Raptopoulos, Jonathan B. Kruskal

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to combine a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of the Whipple procedure with advanced rendering techniques by introducing a virtual Whipple procedure and to evaluate the utility of this new rendering technique in prediction of the arterial variants that cross the anticipated surgical resection plane. CONCLUSION: The virtual Whipple is a novel technique that follows the complex surgical steps in a Whipple procedure. Three-dimensional reconstructed angiographic images are used to identify arterial variants for the surgeon as part of the preoperative radiologic assessment of pancreatic and ampullary tumors.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)W451-455
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume188
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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