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A subset of benign or low-grade pancreatic tumors can be safely enucleated (carefully scooped out of the pancreas with a razor thin margin between tumor and pancreas) rather than requiring more extensive surgical removal of a portion of the pancreas. This strategy is technically demanding, but preserves pancreatic tissue and function.
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