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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.
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- n. incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
Surgeons use a procedure called valvotomy to separate fused leaflets in the valve.
(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 ...