gastroenterostomy


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gastroenterostomy

 [gas″tro-en″ter-os´tah-me]
surgical anastomosis of the stomach to the intestine; see gastroduodenostomy, gastrojejunostomy, and gastroileostomy.

gas·tro·en·ter·os·to·my

(gas'trō-en'tĕr-os'tŏ-mē),
Establishment of a new opening between the stomach and the intestine, either anterior or posterior to the transverse colon.
[gastro- + G. enteron, intestine, + stoma, mouth]

gastroenterostomy

(găs′trō-ĕn′tə-rŏs′təmē)
n.
The surgical formation of a new opening between the stomach and the intestine, either anterior or posterior to the mesocolon.

gastroenterostomy

[gas′trō·en′təros′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, gaster + enteron, intestine, stoma, mouth
surgical formation of an artificial opening between the stomach and the small intestine, usually at the jejunum. The operation is performed with a gastrectomy to route food from the remainder of the stomach into the small intestine or alone to treat a perforating ulcer of the duodenum. A GI series is done before surgery, and a nasogastric tube is inserted. The jejunum is pulled up and anastomosed with the stomach. A new opening is then made for food to pass from the stomach directly into the jejunum. Pancreatic juices and bile are still secreted into the duodenum and pass through its distal end to the jejunum. After surgery complications and care are the same as for gastrectomy. Compare gastrectomy.
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Gastroenterostomy

gas·tro·en·ter·os·to·my

(gas'trō-en-tĕr-os'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of a new opening between the stomach and the intestine, either anterior or posterior to the transverse colon.
[gastro- + G. enteron, intestine, + stoma, mouth]

gastroenterostomy

A surgical operation for DUODENAL ULCER in which the normal outlet of the stomach into the DUODENUM is closed off and a side-to-side junction (anastomosis) made between the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine. This effectively bypasses the duodenum, keeping stomach acid away from it and allowing the ulcer to heal.

gastroenterostomy

surgical anastomosis of the stomach to the intestine.
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Gastroenterostomy for cicatrizing ulcer of the pylorus.
In addition, gastric surgery (partial or total gastrectomy and gastroenterostomy for bypass of the duodenum) may be a causative factor in abnormal iron absorption, leading to or contributing to iron deficiency.

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