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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A functional vagotomy induced by unilateral forced right nostril breathing decreases intraocular pressure in open and closed angle glaucoma.
As a last resort, surgical procedures, such as gastrectomy and vagotomy (severing the vagus nerve to the stomach), were performed.
Some possible causes of hypoglycemia in SIH are discussed and we present vagotomy as a new treatment modality.
The surgery, called vagotomy, is used for people with ulcers.
Definitive ulcer surgeries (eg, highly-selective vagotomy, truncal vagotomy with gastric drainage or partial gastrectomy) aim to reduce acid secretion and hence decrease the ulcer recurrence rate (2-4).
Risk factors for the formation of gastric bezoars are impaired gastric motility (previous vagotomy or gastroparesis), previous gastric surgery, gastric outlet obstruction, high-fibre diet (especially in the case of phytobezoars) and impaired chewing.
In cicatrised duodenal ulcer 16 of 17 patients (94.1%) underwent truncal vagotomy with posterior gastrojejunostomy, 1 case underwent truncal vagotomy with antrectomy.
In these patients, BAM could occur because of the associated vagotomy, which accelerates gut transit [48], but more probably it could be due to an alteration in bile production and/ or an overrapid intestinal transit, leading to malabsorption of BAs.
This article systematically reviews the studies, which examined the relationship between HRV and cancer prognosis (survival and tumor markers; epidemiological evidence), followed by experimental studies testing the effects of vagotomy and vagal nerve stimulation on cancer prognosis (experimental evidence).
A 67-year-old female underwent bilateral truncal vagotomy, cholecystectomy, Billroth-2 gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y procedure for pyloric stenosis twenty years ago due to early dumping syndrome and sliding-type hiatal hernia.