cardiomyotomy


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e·soph·a·go·my·ot·o·my

(ĕ-sof'ă-gō-mī-ot'ŏ-mē),
Longitudinal division of the muscular layer down to the submucosa of the lowest part of the esophageal wall; some muscle fibers of the cardia may also be divided.
[esophagus + G. mys, muscle, + tomē, incision]

cardiomyotomy

(kăr″dē-ō-mī-ŏt′ō-mē)
Surgical therapy for achalasia. The muscles surrounding the cardioesophageal junction are cut, while the underlying mucous membrane is left intact.
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