Share this entry
gastrectomy Syllabification: gas·trec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrektəmē/

Definition of gastrectomy in English:

noun (plural gastrectomies)

Surgical removal of a part or the whole of the stomach.
Example sentences
  • Subsequently, she underwent surgery, which included partial gastrectomy, thymectomy, and splenectomy.
  • At our institution, radical proximal gastrectomy, splenectomy, partial pancreatectomy, left adrenalectomy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection were performed.
  • Surgical procedures such as wide local excision, partial gastrectomy, total gastrectomy, or gastrointestinal bypass also are performed with palliative intent, to allow oral intake of food and alleviate pain.
Definition of gastrectomy in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources