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gastrectomy

[ga′strek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach.
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3) Eight years later, the complication was also reported in a patient with Billroth II resection.
Reconstruction can be performed using a Roux-en-Y, Billroth I, or Billroth II anastomosis.
Famous practitioners such as Jean-Martin Charcot and Francois Broussais (a strong advocate of bloodletting) in Paris; Robert Liston, James Syme and James Young Simpson in Britain; Theodor Billroth in Vienna; and William Halstead at Johns Hopkins in the United States, tried ever more radical cures for challenging conditions.
Some of the significant physicians and surgeons that came from the Vienna Schools of Medicine included Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865), Theodor Billroth (1829-1894), and Sigmund Freud (1881-1938).
He himself suffered from painful ulcers, which were at least partly the reason for his early retirement, and which soon after his retirement required a surgical procedure that he was interested to learn was named after its inventor, the nineteenth-century Viennese surgeon Theodor Billroth, also an amateur violist and a friend of Brahms.
In 1859, Billroth coined the term cylindroma to describe the pathologic entity we now call adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Because of a therapy-resistant gastric ulcer that she had developed in 1981, she underwent a Billroth I gastrectomy in 1982.
Indeed, one of the sore points be tween him and his friend, Theodor Billroth, was the lack of respect in which the latter held the senior Brahms, a point of view which rubbed Brahms very much the wrong way.
Theodore Billroth (1829-1894) performed the first gastrectomy, esophagectomy, and laryngectomy.