esophagocardiomyotomy

esophagocardiomyotomy
esoph·a·go·car·dio·my·ot·o·my (ə-sof″ə-go-kahr″de-o-mi-otґə-me) incision of the muscular coats of the esophagus and cardiac part of the stomach for relief of esophageal achalasia. The original procedure involved a myotomy on both anterior and posterior walls of the esophagus; in the later modification, only an extramucosal anterior myotomy is done. Called also cardiomyotomy and Heller cardiomyotomy, esophagomyotomy, myotomy, or operation.

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  • Heller cardiomyotomy — esophagocardiomyotomy …   Medical dictionary

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  • Heller operation — esophagocardiomyotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiomyotomy — SYN: esophagomyotomy. [cardio (2) + G. mys, muscle, + tome, cutting] * * * n. see achalasia, myotomy * * * car·dio·my·ot·o·my (kahr″de o mi otґə me) [cardio (1) + myo + tomy] esophagocardiomyotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • esophagogastromyotomy — SYN: esophagomyotomy. * * * esoph·a·go·gas·tro·my·ot·o·my (ə sof ə go gas″tro mi otґə me) esophagocardiomyotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Heller esophagomyotomy (myotomy operation) — Hel·ler (esophagomyotomy (myotomy, operation) (helґər) [Ernst Heller, German surgeon, 1877–1964] esophagocardiomyotomy …   Medical dictionary

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