esophagomyotomy


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esophagomyotomy

 [ĕ-sof″ah-go-mi-ot´ah-me]
incision through the muscular coat of the esophagus.
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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]
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esophagomyotomy

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-gō-mī-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Treatment of esophageal achalasia by a longitudinal division of the lowest part of the esophageal muscle down to the submucosal layer; some muscle fibers of the cardia may also be divided.
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e·soph·a·go·my·ot·o·my

(ĕ-sof'ă-gō-mī-ot'ŏ-mē)
Treatment of esophageal achalasia by longitudinal division of the lowest part of the esophageal muscle down to the submucosal layer; some muscle fibers of the cardia may also be divided.
Synonym(s): oesophagomyotomy.
[esophagus + G. mys, muscle, + tomē, incision]
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Esophagomyotomy

A surgical incision through the muscular tissue of the esophagus.
Mentioned in: Achalasia
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In 1914, Heller reported a successful result in a patient treated with a transabdominal double (anterior and posterior) esophagomyotomy. Heller's operation was modified to a single anterior esophagomyotomy by Groeneveldt in 1918 due to late severe devastating reflux reported by Barrett and Franklin in 1949 and further popularized by Zaaijer in 19238.
An esophagomyotomy was performed to correct the stricture.
Treatment of choice for these strictures is esophagomyotomy as surgical treatment reportedly has significantly higher survival rates than nonsurgical treatment [15].
Oberg et al., "Heller's esophagomyotomy with or without a 360[degrees] floppy Nissen fundoplication for achalasia.
Henriquez, "Very late results of esophagomyotomy for patients with achalasia: clinical, endoscopic, histologic, manometric, and acid reflux studies in 67 patients for a mean follow-up of 190 months," Annals of Surgery, vol.
In this context, laparoscopy is utilized for primary repair of esophageal tear, gastrostomy, feeding jejunostomy, esophagomyotomy and harvesting of omentum (8).
Thoracoscopic esophagomyotomy: initial experience with a new approach for the treatment of achalasia.
Esophagomyotomy versus forceful dilatation for achalasia of the esophagus: results in 899 patients.