esophagectomy

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

An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Esophagectomy. A portion of the esophagus is removed and the stomach is pulled up and joined to the remaining esophagus.Esofagectomía. Se extirpa una parte del esófago, se estira el estómago y se une al resto del esófago. Date last modified: 2007-01-31