hourglass stomach

hourglass stomach
hour·glass stomach 'au̇(ə)r-.glas n a stomach divided into two communicating cavities by a circular constriction usu. caused by the scar tissue around an ulcer

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a deformity of the stomach in which the 'waist' is constricted by fibrosis caused by a chronic peptic ulcer, producing an upper and a lower cavity separated by a narrow channel. Tea-pot and handbag are other stomach shapes associated with a chronic peptic ulcer.

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a stomach more or less completely and permanently divided into two parts, resembling an hourglass in shape; the deformity is due to scarring that complicates chronic gastric ulcer.

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