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antrectomy

noun an·trec·to·my \ an-ˈtrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of antrectomy

plural antrectomies
: surgical removal of the lower portion of the stomach
Note: Antrectomy may be performed for several reasons including treatment of peptic ulcers, gastric obstruction, or malignant tumors
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  • After antrectomy, gastrin levels returned to normal in all three patients.
  • —Irvin M. Modlin and George SachsAcid Related Diseases: Biology and Treatment2004

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