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Glossary: esophagectomy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

esophagectomy

(ee-SAH-fuh-JEK-toh-mee)

An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.

Three-panel drawing showing esophageal cancer surgery; first panel shows area of esophagus with cancer, middle panel shows cancer and nearby tissue removed, last panel shows the stomach pulled up and joined to the remaining esophagus.

Esophagectomy. A portion of the esophagus is removed and the stomach is pulled up and joined to the remaining esophagus.

2007-01-31