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The duct of Wirsung guides the proper depth of excavation/resection, ducts of Wirsung and the uncinate process are adjacent to the posterior capsule and are opened (decompressed); the duct of Santorini is excised.

A limited cuff of pancreatic tissue may be left between the cored-out head of the pancreas and duodenum. Sufficient pancreatic tissue usually remains to preserve the important pancreatoduodenal arcade, which maintains the viability of the mid-duodenum.

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