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va·got·o·my

 (vā-gŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. va·got·o·mies
Surgical division of fibers of the vagus nerve, used to diminish acid secretion of the stomach and control a duodenal ulcer.

vagotomy

(væˈɡɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical division of the vagus nerve, performed to limit gastric secretion in patients with severe peptic ulcers
[C19: from vag(us) + -tomy]

va•got•o•my

(veɪˈgɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion.

vagotomy

Surgery to reduce the level of acid in a patient’s stomach .
Translations
Vagotomie

va·got·o·my

n. vagotomía, interrupción del nervio vago.

vagotomy

n (pl -mies) vagotomía; selective — vagotomía selectiva
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Only in fit patients with acute ulcer perforation; when an experienced surgeon is available, pyloroplasty with Vagotomy or Highly Selective Vagotomy is undertaken as an ideal operation.
Highly selective vagotomy is the newest addition to the armamentarium of definitive ulcer operations.
Twelve-year follow- up of a prospective, randomized trial of selective vagotomy with pyloro-plasty and selective proximal vago-tomy with and without pyloroplasty for the treatment of duodenal, pyloric, and prepyloric ulcers.
He obtained his MMed in Surgery at Wits University with a dissertation on 'The effect of anterior highly selective vagotomy and posterior selective vagotomy on gastric emptying and mucosal histology'.

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