myotomy

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Related to Heller's myotomy: achalasia, cardiomyotomy, fundoplication

my·ot·o·my

 (mī-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. my·ot·o·mies
Surgical incision of a muscle.
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Noun1.myotomy - surgical incision or division of a muscle
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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my·ot·o·my

n. miotomía, sección o disección de un músculo.
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Objective: Achalasia Cardia is treated by Pneumatic balloon dilatation, Heller's Myotomy and recently, by Peroral Esophagaeal Myotomy.
All of the patients of achalasia were treated by Heller's myotomy (Table 12).
Objective: The study was carried out to ascertain the outcome of laparoscopic modified Heller's myotomy for achalasia cardia and to determine the morbidity associated with it.
Pneumatic dilation versus laparoscopic Heller's myotomy for idiopathic achalasia.
Treatment of patients with new diagnosis of acha lasia: laparoscopic Heller's myotomy may be more effective than pneumatic dilation.
Keywords including achalasia, Heller's myotomy and balloon dilatation were used and relevant articles included.