from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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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.
In subsequent procedures, Dieffenbach varied his technique, and when not excising a wedge, opted for a transverse myotomy in the root.
February 27th, 2010 WASHINGTON - UC San Diego Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia,
Medical Center doctors have performed America's first incision-free myotomy, a procedure to treat achalasia, a distressing disorder which causes
Surgeons perform first scarless myotomy surgery in US
Surgeons at UCSD Medical Center have performed the first successful incision-free myotomy in the U.S.
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.
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.
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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