mitral commissurotomy


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commissurotomy

 [kom″ĭ-sher-ot´ah-me]
surgical incision or digital disruption of the components of a commissure to increase the size of the opening.
mitral commissurotomy the breaking apart of the adherent leaflets (commissure) of the mitral valve, a formerly common treatment for mitral stenosis.

mi·tral com·mis·sur·ot·o·my

opening the narrowed mitral orifice for the relief of mitral stenosis.

mitral commissurotomy

Etymology: L, mitra, turban, commissura, joining together; Gk, temnein, to cut
a closed-heart surgical procedure in which the mitral valve is divided at the junction of its cusps for the treatment of mitral valve stenosis.
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Mitral commissurotomy

mi·tral com·mis·su·rot·o·my

(mī'trăl kom'i-shur-ot'ŏ-mē)
A surgical procedure (open or closed) to repair the mitral valve, usually required as a result of valvular disease such as mitral stenosis.
Synonym(s): mitral valvulotomy.
[L. mitra, turban, + commissura, a joining together, + G. tomē, incision]

commissurotomy

surgical incision or digital disruption of the components of a commissure to increase the size of the orifice.

mitral commissurotomy
the breaking apart of the adherent leaves (commissure) of the mitral valve.
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The success of mitral commissurotomy emphasized the fact that only a small portion of the various congenital and acquired heart diseases potentially amenable to surgical treatment were being addressed.
Effects of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy on longitudinal left ventricular dynamics in mitral stenosis: quantitative assessment by tissue velocity imaging.
Reactivation of rheumatic fever following mitral commissurotomy.
Results of percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in patients with a left atrial appendage thrombus detected by transesophageal echocardiography.
The remaining 20 in an earlier era would have been ideal or nearly ideal candidates for mitral commissurotomy (43).