valvulotomy


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Noun1.valvulotomy - incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
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Although one of his 9 patients underwent valvulotomy for suspected mitral stenosis (this was the only patient in his study who had not died suddenly), there were no descriptions of the mitral valve, no mention of mural endocardial thickening in the left ventricular outflow tract, and no comments regarding the sizes of the various cardiac chambers.
An analysis of 127 patients treated by valvulotomy.