esophagectomy

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

An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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

Date last modified: 2007-01-31