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A truncal vagotomy is performed in the case of a classic whipple procedure (removal of the head and neck of the pancreas, pyloric antrum, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd parts of the duodenum) in order to halt stomach acid production of the remaining stomach, avoiding ulceration of the jejunum. However, this is not typically performed nowadays. In modified (pylorus-sparing) whipple procedure, the truncal vagotomy is not performed because vagal innervation is necessary to relax the pyloric spincter.

A truncal vagotomy is performed in the case of a classic whipple procedure (removal of the head and neck of the pancreas, pyloric antrum, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd parts of the duodenum) in order to halt stomach acid production of the remaining stomach, avoiding ulceration of the jejunum. However, this is not typically performed nowadays. In modified (pylorus-sparing) whipple procedure, the truncal vagotomy is not performed because vagal innervation is necessary to relax the pyloric spincter.

The first major lymph nodes to which cancer of the stomach will metastasize are the celiac nodes (group of pre-aortic nodes).
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