Magenstrasse

Dr Daniel J Bell and KatZar et al.

The term magenstrasse refers to a tubular portion of the stomach adjacent to the lesser curve of the stomach. It is a favored route by food, fluids and drugs as they flow from the cardia/fundus to the gastric outlet 1.

Magenstrasse is an old German anatomical term that has come back into common medical usage in view of the commonly performed Magenstrasse and Mill procedure, a form of bariatric surgery 2.

History and etymology

Magenstrasse is a compound word from the German for magen meaning stomach and strasse meaning road or street. Therefore magenstrasse means stomach road 3.

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rID: 57678
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stomach road

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