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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


esophagectomy  listen  (ee-SAH-fuh-JEK-toh-mee)

  An operation to remove a portion of the esophagus.

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Three-panel drawing showing esophageal cancer surgery; first panel shows area of esophagus with cancer, middle panel shows cancer and nearby tissue removed, last panel shows the stomach pulled up and joined to the remaining esophagus.