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Related to Heller's myotomy: achalasia, cardiomyotomy, fundoplication

myotomy

 [mi-ot´ah-me]
cutting or dissection of muscular tissue or of a muscle.

my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ō-mē),
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]

myotomy

(mī-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. myoto·mies
Surgical incision of a muscle.

myotomy

[mī·ot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, mys + temnein, to cut
the dissection or cutting of a muscle, performed to gain access to underlying tissues or to relieve constriction in a sphincter, such as in severe esophagitis or pyloric stenosis. With the patient under general anesthesia, a longitudinal cut is made through the sphincter muscle but not through the mucosa lining the stomach. See also abdominal surgery.

my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ŏ-mē)
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]

myotomy

The surgical division or dissection of a muscle. It is done to reduce the pull of an extraocular muscle in the correction of strabismus. See myectomy; strabismus surgery.

my·ot·o·my

(mī-ot'ŏ-mē)
1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles.
2. Surgical division of a muscle.
[myo- + G. tomē, excision]

myotomy (mīot´əmē),

n a cutting or resection of a muscle.

myotomy

cutting or dissection of muscular tissue or of a muscle.

circumferential myotomy
a means of relieving tension when attempting resection and anastomosis of the cervical or thoracic esophagus.
coccygeal myotomy
transection of a dorsal sacrococcygeal muscle to correct a crooked tail in horses.
Heller's myotomy
an esophagomyotomy at the esophagogastric junction, usually performed as a treatment for megaesophagus caused by achalasia. Called also cardioplasty.
ventral caudal myotomy
see nicking (2).
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Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy or botulinum toxin injection for management of esophageal achalasia.
Heller's myotomy for achalasia: is an added anti-reflux procedure necessary?
She was treated with Heller's myotomy, which was complicated by perforation and later severe peritoneal sepsis.
Surgery is the most definite treatment of choice, and includes Heller's myotomy with or without fundoplication.
The operative procedure followed was laparoscopic Heller's myotomy in all cases except for a patient who was medically not fit for surgery and was subsequently referred for pneumatic balloon dilatation (PD).
Costantini et al opined that laproscopic Heller's myotomy with Dor patch remains an effective and reliable treatment option18.