Roux-en-Y anastomosis


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Roux-en-Y a·nas·to·mo·sis

(rū on[h] ē),
anastomosis of the distal end of the divided jejunum to the stomach, bile duct, or another structure, with implantation of the proximal end into the side of the jejunum at a suitable distance usually more than 40 cm below the first anastomosis. The bowel then forms a Y-shaped pattern.

Roux-en-Y anastomosis

or

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

(ro͞o′ĕn-wī′)
n.
A Y-shaped surgical connection that divides the small intestine and connects one end to the stomach, bile duct, or other structure and connects the opposite end to the small intestine at a point below the first connection.

roux-en-y an·as·to·mo·sis

(rūōn[h] ĕ'grek ă-nas'tŏ-mō'sis)
Anastomosis of the distal end of the divided jejunum to the stomach, bile duct, or another structure, with implantation of the proximal end into the side of the jejunum at a suitable distance below the first anastomosis, the bowel then forming a Y-shaped pattern.

Roux,

César, Swiss surgeon, 1857-1934.
Roux-en-Y anastomosis - a Y-shaped surgical anastomosis involving the small intestine. Synonym(s): Roux-en-Y operation
Roux-en-Y gastrectomy
Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy
Roux-en-Y hepatic jejunostomy
Roux-en-Y incision
Roux-en-Y loop
Roux-en-Y operation - Synonym(s): Roux-en-Y anastomosis
Roux-en-Y pancreatic jejunostomy