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Oesophagectomy. Computer artwork of a woman who has had an oesophagectomy, removal of the oesophagus (gullet). Here the oesophagus has been removed and another part of the gastrointestinal tract has been stitched in its place. This procedure is most commonly performed to remove cancer of the oesophagus before it can spread.
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