esophagomyotomy

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esophagomyotomy

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

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]

esophagomyotomy

/esoph·a·go·my·ot·o·my/ (-mi-ot´ah-me) incision through the muscular coat of the esophagus.

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.

esophagomyotomy

[-mī′ot′əmē]
a longitudinal incision in the lower part of the esophageal muscle made to treat esophageal achalasia, an obstruction to the passage of food.

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]

Esophagomyotomy

A surgical incision through the muscular tissue of the esophagus.
Mentioned in: Achalasia

esophagomyotomy

incision through the muscular coat of the esophagus. See also Heller's myotomy.
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Late results of a prospective randomised study comparing forceful dilatation and oesophagomyotomy in patients with achalasia.