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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He is one of only a few physicians worldwide who can perform a peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a technique that helps patients with swallowing disorders.
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.
We present the case of a patient with achalasia cardia who developed retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception (GEI) after Heller myotomy.
He had a history of laparoscopic fundoplication and myotomy for achalasia ten years ago.
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.
Temporalis myotomy with coronoidectomy has also been suggested.
Laparoscopic re-operation for failed Heller myotomy.
Upon further questioning, the patient reported a history of achalasia that had been treated with a myotomy 6 years ago.
Surgical options for OSA management depend on the levels of obstruction that include septorhinoplasty, palatal surgery, maxillofacial surgery, hyoid suspension, infrahyoid myotomy, mandibular advancement, mandibular osteotomy, midline glossectomy, and tracheostomy.