Definition of Gastrectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach.

Definition of Gastrectomy

1. Noun. (context: surgery) Removal or partial removal of the stomach. ¹

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Definition of Gastrectomy

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Medical Definition of Gastrectomy

1. A surgical procedure where all or a portion of the stomach is removed. Indicated in some cases of intractable gastric ulcers. See: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastrectomy

gastral mesoderm
gastrea theory
gastrectomy (current term)
gastric acid
gastric acidity determination
gastric algid malaria
gastric analysis
gastric antacid
gastric area
gastric arteries
gastric artery
gastric atrophy
gastric balloon
gastric branches of anterior vagal trunk
gastric branches of posterior vagal trunk

Literary usage of Gastrectomy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery of the Upper Abdomen by John Blair Deaver, Astley Paston Cooper Ashhurst (1921)
"Difficulty of performance, as after subtotal gastrectomy, is the chief, indeed almost the only valid, contra-indication. Kocher's method was of course ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst (1882)
"RESECTION OF THE STOMACH (gastrectomy). Resection of the Pyloric Extremity of the Stomach was originally suggested by a young German physician mimed Merrem, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"We may expect, then, about 10 or 15 per cent, of patients treated by gastrectomy to be permanently cured without liability of recurrence. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1903)
"REPORT OF TWO CASES OF gastrectomy—WITH REMARKS. ALBERT VANDER VEER, MD, ALBANY. AT one of the meetings of the Medical Society of the County of Albany, ..."

5. The Surgical treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan (1903)
"Partial gastrectomy is the operation of choice in cases of malignant stricture in ... 5, partial gastrectomy ; 6, gastro-enterostomy from the cardiac pouch. ..."

6. Cancer of the Stomach by Arthur William Mayo Robson (1907)
"CHAPTER IX gastrectomy ALTHOUGH so far back as 1810 Merrem, ... For gastrectomy to be entirely successful it is desirable that the operation should be ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"Partial gastrectomy was done and the patient made a good operative ... At operation the lesser curvature was involved and a subtotal gastrectomy was done. ..."

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