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A patient undergoing oesophagogastrectomy surgery in an operating theatre. Multiple monitors display the vital signs of the patient including heartbeat, blood pressure, blood oxygen and respiration rate. Oesophagogastrectomy is an operation to remove the lower part of the oesophagus, and the upper part of the stomach. The remaining part of the oesophagus is then surgically joined to the remaining part of the stomach. The procedure is commonly carried out to remove cancerous tissue in the region.
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