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.

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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]
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va•got•o•my

(veɪˈgɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion.
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vagotomy

Surgery to reduce the level of acid in a patient’s stomach .
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Translations
Vagotomie

va·got·o·my

n. vagotomía, interrupción del nervio vago.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vagotomy

n (pl -mies) vagotomía; selective — vagotomía selectiva
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Twenty five patients underwent laparoscopic appendicectomy and five patients underwent truncal vagotomy.
Maudar et al preferred Truncal Vagotomy & Gastrojejunostomy to simple closure as simple closure of the perforation in the 3 infants they studied resulted in fatalities due to fulminant septicemia (1).
Truncal vagotomy and partial pancreatectomy were planned for persistent hypoglycemia, because glucose levels were continuously under 29 mg/dL.
But when researchers analysed the results for the two different types of vagotomy surgery, they found that people who had a truncal vagotomy at least five years earlier were less likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who had not had the surgery and had been followed for at least five years.
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.[62] Longterm follow-up is obviously required before a legitimate comparison can be made with the results of open methods of highly selective vagotomy.
All the patients were treated by bilateral truncal vagotomy and Weinberg pyloroplasty.
Half of the rats were submitted to subdiaphragmatic truncal vagotomy. The stomach and esophagus were exteriorized from the peritoneal cavity and humidified with saline.
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.
Pylori is a simple and safe option in many centres and have changed the old trend of truncal vagotomy and drainage procedures.
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.