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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All the patients were treated by bilateral truncal vagotomy and Weinberg pyloroplasty.
Effect of truncal vagotomy on cholecystokinin release, gallbladder contraction, and gallbladder sensitivity to cholecystokinin in humans.
Effect of selective proximal vagotomy and truncal vagotomy on gastric acid and serum gastrin responses to a meal in duodenal ulcer patients.
18 Many patients suffered from postop- erative diarrhea because of denervation resulting from truncal vagotomy.
This is a report describing acute intestinal obstruction due to a phytobezoar following truncal vagotomy and gastrojejunostomy in a 68-year-old man.
2) Predisposing factors to bezoars, in addition to dietary behaviour, include previous gastric surgery, particularly partial gastrectomy or truncal vagotomy with pyloroplasty.
Variations of gastric vagotomy (highly selective, posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior highly selective vagotomy, posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior seromyotomy) have been accomplished with acceptable early results.
Pylori is a simple and safe option in many centres and have changed the old trend of truncal vagotomy and drainage procedures.
Studies of bilateral truncal vagotomy in a small number of patients have shown average weight loss of 20 to 30 kg (44 to 66 lb) in a 4-to 24-month follow-up.
Definitive surgery like gastric resections and truncal vagotomy for reducing acid secretion has become obsolete with the availability of proton pump in hibitors and so the actual operative treatment for perforated peptic ulcer is repair of the perforation with omental patch, Varcus et al.