antrectomy

noun
an·​trec·​to·​my | \ an-ˈtrek-tə-mē How to pronounce antrectomy (audio) \
plural antrectomies

Medical Definition of antrectomy

: 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.

After antrectomy, gastrin levels returned to normal in all three patients.— Irvin M. Modlin and George Sachs

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“Antrectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antrectomy. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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