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.
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vagotomy

n (pl -mies) vagotomía; selective — vagotomía selectiva
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Indeed, several experimental studies in mice, though not all, show that vagotomised tumor-bearing animals had more metastases [13, 14].
It is well established that in follow-up studies of vagotomised ulcer patients (mostly vagotomy with drainage or antrectomy), an increased risk of colorectal cancer [50, 51], prostate carcinoma [52], and stomach cancer [51, 53] has been found, as well as increased mortality from pulmonary carcinoma [51, 54], cerebrovascular accidents, and bronchopneumonia [51].