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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Deaver retractor is used in cholecystectomy for the retraction of right lobe of liver and in truncal vagotomy for retraction of left lobe of liver.
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As a last resort, surgical procedures, such as gastrectomy and vagotomy (severing the vagus nerve to the stomach), were performed.
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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.