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Pronunciation: lu'wis

Definition: Ivor, Welsh surgeon who in 1946 reported to the Royal College of Surgeons a two-stage esophagectomy by laparotomy and right thoracotomy, performed today as one procedure.

See: Ivor Lewis esophagectomy

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