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Gastrectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The stomach connects the esophagus to the small intestine, and functions to break up food into small particles that can be absorbed by the small intestine.

Update Date 10/30/2013

Updated by: Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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