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Gastric tube reconstruction. Computer artwork showing a gastric tube being formed from a person's stomach. This tube will be used to replace the oesophagus, which was removed during an oesophagectomy. An oesophagectomy is most commonly performed to remove cancer of the oesophagus before it can spread.
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