Topic: Questions about Whipple procedure
Diagnosed Aug 6, 2010 at age 28
Liver Resection Aug 12, 2010- remaining liver failed
Liver Transplant Aug 25, 2010
Normal MRIs for 2+ years
Fast forward to Oct 1st- I wake up in the middle of the night to excuriating pain that radiates from the center of my back to my sternum wrapping around my right side. Blood work, CT scan, 2 ERCPs later, it is determined that my CCA is back and in what is remaining of my native bile duct. A PET scan shows no evidence of metastatic diseases. My doctors have decided to do a Whipple. Surgery is scheduled for Monday Oct 22.
Does anyone have experience with the Whipple? Also any literature regarding the Whipple post tx would be appreciated.