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Gastroplasty

"Gastroplasty" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gastroplasty" by people in this website by year, and whether "Gastroplasty" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 61 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2002
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