An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.

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  • Esophagectomy — An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus. * * * Excision of all or any part of the esophagus. [esophagus + G. ektome, excision] Ivor Lewis e. commonly used approach for e. via laparotomy and right thoracotomy, with intrathoracic …   Medical dictionary

  • esophagectomy — /əsɒfəˈdʒɛktəmi/ (say uhsofuh jektuhmee) noun (plural esophagectomies) → oesophagectomy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ivor Lewis esophagectomy — Ivor Lew·is esophagectomy (iґvor looґis) [Ivor Lewis, Welsh surgeon, 1895–1982] transthoracic esophagectomy …   Medical dictionary

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  • transhiatal esophagectomy — removal of the thoracic part of the esophagus by blunt dissection superiorly through a cervical incision and inferiorly with a transhiatal approach through an abdominal incision …   Medical dictionary

  • transthoracic esophagectomy — removal of part or all of the thoracic part of the esophagus through abdominal and right thoracotomy incisions; called also Ivor Lewis e …   Medical dictionary

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