Esophageal transection. Definition

Medical Definition: Esophageal transection

Operation, relatively simple, for the surgical treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding, which consists of sectioning the abdominal esophagus and re-anastomosed, thus sectioning and block the veins that fill the esophageal varices. Routinely done with a circular stapler, type EAEC, through a gastrotomy. It is one of the component parts of the intervention or disconnection Sugiura azygos-portal.

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