vagotomy


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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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After initial recordings of RR, BP, and ECG, bilateral vagotomy was performed, and 30 min after this, MBT venom (5 mg/kg) was administered.
When administered intravenously (iv) to rats, dipyrone delayed GE of a liquid meal (saline) (21,22), an effect that was abolished by electrolytic lesion of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus and subdiaphragmatic vagotomy (21) and that depended on capsaicin-sensitive afferent fibers (23).
Vagotomy in experimental animals put in the setting of cardiac failure has shown betterment of lung function (30).
Type of previous abdominal surgery Previous abdominal surgery (n=146) n (%) Appendectomy 68 (47) Abdominal hysterectomy 52 (36) Cholecystectomy 46 (32) Tubal ligation 13 (9) Partial colectomy 13 (9) Caesarean section 8 (5) Bilateral oophorectomy 4 (3) Total colectomy and end ileostomy, open 3 (2) Small bowel resection, open 3 (2) Radical nephrectomy, open 2 (1) Abdominal abscess drainage, open 2 (1) Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, open 1 (1) Partial nephrectomy (ipsilateral), laparoscopic 1 (1) Vagotomy, open 1 (1) Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, open 1 (1) Heller myotomy, open 1 (1) splenectomy (contralateral), open 1 (1) 1 procedure: 86 patients; 2 or more procedures: 60 patients.
All the patients were treated by bilateral truncal vagotomy and Weinberg pyloroplasty.
I also subsequently noted that, at meetings and congresses, older surgeons sometimes vehemently supported the use of vagotomy and antrectomy as the best solution for peptic ulceration.
35,36) Therefore, experts recommend using this test in clinically stable outpatients only (37) For example, increased GB contractility is observed with cholinergic agonists, (38,39) hypercalcemia (40) erythromycin (41) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (42) and those with vagotomy.
The treatment is usually directed at the underlying thoracic disease (neoplasia etc) using surgical methods or vagotomy (Renen et al.
After all, we do focus on sterile technique because of evidence supporting germ theory, and we are no longer treating peptic ulcers with vagotomy and antrectomy because of the evidence that Helicobacter pylori causes peptic ulcers.
Compensatory recovery of vagal control has been reported after unilateral vagotomy [15].
Most common surgeries for peptic strictures include vagotomy and antrectomy vagotomy and pyloroplasty truncalvagotomy and gastrojejunostomy pyloroplasty and laparoscopic variants.
When unilateral or bilateral vagotomy was performed on mice in preneoplastic stage of gastric cancer, it showed that cutting both branches blocked the development of the cancer and in the case when only one branch was cut out, that branch alone prevented tumor growth, hence showing local effect.