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  • n. An incision into a narrowed valve of the heart, in order to restore the proper flow of blood

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, operation for the division of any valve, and specifically for division of the rectal valves.

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

  • n. incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction


valve +‎ -otomy (Wiktionary)


  • Surgeons use a procedure called valvotomy to separate fused leaflets in the valve.

    Pulmonary Stenosis

  • (November 20, 2000) - For patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis, balloon mitral valvotomy yields similar long-term results compared to a surgical procedure called commissurotomy, according to a University of Pittsburgh ...



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