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gastrectomy Line breaks: gas¦trec|tomy
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrɛktəmi/

Definition of gastrectomy in English:

noun (plural gastrectomies)

[mass noun]
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.
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