Definitions

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  • n. The surgical procedure of cutting or making an incision in a muscle or muscular organ.
  • n. An anatomical dissection of a body, especially one used for instructional purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dissection, or that part of anatomy which treats of the dissection, of muscles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dissection of muscles; muscular anatomy.
  • n. A surgical operation consisting in the division of muscle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical incision or division of a muscle

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Examples

  • A myotomy is a surgery designed to reverse the effects of achalasia, which directly impacts the esophagus - the muscles lining the inside of the throat - by inhibiting the ability to swallow and making it difficult for patients to carry food down their stomachs.

    The Guardian

  • In subsequent procedures, Dieffenbach varied his technique, and when not excising a wedge, opted for a transverse myotomy in the root.

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  • February 27th, 2010 WASHINGTON - UC San Diego Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia,

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  • Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia, a distressing disorder which causes

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  • Surgeons perform first scarless myotomy surgery in US

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  • Surgeons at UCSD Medical Center have performed the first successful incision-free myotomy in the U.S.

    The Guardian

  • According to Santiago Horgan, chief of minimally invasive surgery at UCSD and the doctor who performed the myotomy, there are two ways achalasia can manifest.

    The Guardian

  • In 2008, alongside Dr. Gareth Jacobson (who also helped perform the recent myotomy) Horgan performed California's first minimally invasive gastric bypass through a patient's mouth.

    The Guardian

  • According to Lisa D. February 27th, 2010 WASHINGTON - UC San D.ego Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia,

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