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Gastrectomy is the removal of all or part of the stomach.
Some indications for gastrectomy:
- palliation of carcinoma of the distal stomach
- benign gastric and duodenal ulceration
- benign tumours
- palliation of carcinoma of the proximal stomach
- multifocal carcinoma
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Last reviewed 01/2018