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Gastrectomy - series—Normal anatomy

Stomach 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.

Review Date 9/28/2020

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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