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Billroth's operation


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an operation in which the lower part of the stomach is removed and the remaining portion joined to the duodenum (B. o. I) or the lower stomach and duodenum are removed, with attachment of the remaining stomach to the jejunum ( B. o. II). See gastrectomy. [C. A. T. Billroth (1829–94), Austrian surgeon]

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