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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).