myotomy


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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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The patient subsequently underwent open cervical approach diverticulectomy with CP myotomy and hardware removal at C5-C7 A left forearm fascia free flap was placed to achieve a vascularized layer between the spine and esophageal closure and to promote healing (Figure 3).
Previous studies have developed new experimental models in which a defined portion of the muscle tissue is removed, creating a myectomy defect, or a laceration is produced (myotomy) within the muscle [2, 4].
(1) Morrow and colleagues successfully relieved the obstruction first by ventricular septal myotomy (7) and later, by septal myectomy.
Early experience with leparo scopic pyloro myotomy in a teaching instilection.
Endoscopic pyloroplasty with full-thicknes transgastric and transduodenal myotomy with sutured closure.
In our opinion, the best possible treatment in this case would have been a Fredet-Ramstedt type myotomy.
Sternothyroideus myotomy, staphylotomy, and oral caudal soft palate photothermoplasty for treatment of dorsal displacement of the soft palate in 102 Thoroughbred Racehorses.
A standard diverticulectomy and myotomy were then performed.
Overall, 12 patients (33.3%) were diagnosed with achalasia as a result of EAM and were treated for that condition with Botox, dilatation, or myotomy (4, 3, and 5 patients, respectively).
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): UC San Diego Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia, a distressing disorder which causes difficulty swallowing, regurgitation and chest pain.
This procedure with or without hyoid myotomy appears to be an effective method for enlarging the retrolingual space.
Stein and colleagues followed 10 patients with COPD using videofluoroscopy who underwent cricopharyngeal myotomy for restrictions of flow through the pharyngeal esophageal segment (PES) [14].