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Gastrectomy is the removal of all or part of the stomach.

Some indications for gastrectomy:

  • partial:
    • palliation of carcinoma of the distal stomach
    • benign gastric and duodenal ulceration
    • benign tumours
  • total:
    • palliation of carcinoma of the proximal stomach
    • multifocal carcinoma
    • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Last reviewed 01/2018