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Definition of Omentectomy

Omentectomy: Surgery to remove part or all of the omentum, an large apron of fatty tissue containing veins, arteries, lymphatics. The omentum attaches to and nourishes the stomach and the entire colon.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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