valvectomy

(redirected from valvulectomy)

val·vec·to·my

, valvulectomy (val-vek'tŏ-mē, -yū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Surgical removal of a valve.
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valvectomy

(val-vek'to-me)
Surgical excision of a valve, esp. a heart valve.
See: valvuloplasty
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Four patients underwent surgery; 1 underwent tricuspid valvulectomy, 1 mitral valve replacement, 1 TV replacement and 1 AV replacement.
TV valvulectomy, nowadays generally considered of historical interest only, was performed in 1 case, as this patient had a long history of drug abuse and a high probability of recurrent endocarditis due to resumption of IDU.