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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Anastomosis

Anastomosis (un-NAS-toh-MOH-sis)
A procedure to connect healthy sections of tubular structures in the body after the diseased portion has been surgically removed.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.