Valvectomy | definition of valvectomy by Medical dictionary
val·vec·to·my , valvulectomy (val-vek'tŏ-mē, -yū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a valve.
Surgical excision of a valve, esp. a heart valve. See: valvuloplasty
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On the basis of hemodynamic findings, the cardiologist inferred that valve replacement would be of no value and recommended valvectomy
A simple valvectomy
, as advocated traditionally, may result in worsening of right-sided haemodynamics postoperatively, if pulmonary hypertension has been present preoperatively.
Patient was transferred to a tertiary care center and had a valvectomy
of the posterior leaflet of mitral valve.