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myotomy

 [mi-ot´ah-me]
cutting or dissection of muscular tissue or of a muscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myotomy

(mī-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. myoto·mies
Surgical incision of a muscle.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The ultimate and generally accepted optimal treatment, however, is the surgical Heller's myotomy (Figure 2).
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.
Heller's myotomy was done through mid line laprotomy incision which has less morbidity in terms of pain and tissue damage as compared with thoracotomy approach8.
Costantini et al opined that laproscopic Heller's myotomy with Dor patch remains an effective and reliable treatment option18.
Barkun, "Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy versus pneumatic dilation in the treatment of idiopathic achalasia: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.