A surgical procedure to remove all or part of the stomach. The stomach is reattached at either end of the resection sites, or the intestine if the entire stomach or lower portion at the pyloric sphincter is removed. This is called an anastomosis. Anastomosis is a surgical connection between two structures. It usually means a connection that is created between tubular structures, such as blood vessels or loops of intestine.
to treat stomach cancer by removal of cancerous tissue
to treat perforations of the stomach wall
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