Myotomy My*ot"o*my, n. [Myo- + Gr. ? to cut: cf. F. myotomie.] The dissection, or that part of anatomy which treats of the dissection, of muscles. [1913 Webster]

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  • Myotomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 83.02 Myotomy describes a surgical procedure in which muscle is cut. A common example of a myotomy is the Heller myotomy …   Wikipedia

  • myotomy — /muy ot euh mee/, n., pl. myotomies. Surg. incision of a muscle. [1670 80; < NL myotomia. See MYO , TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • myotomy — noun The surgical procedure of cutting, or making an incision in a muscle …   Wiktionary

  • myotomy — 1. Anatomy or dissection of the muscles. 2. Surgical division of a muscle. [myo + G. tome, excision] cricopharyngeal m. division of the cephalad portion of the cricopharyngeus …   Medical dictionary

  • myotomy — n. muscle operation, muscle dissection (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myotomy — my·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • myotomy — n. the dissection or surgical division of a muscle. For example, cardiomyotomy is division of the sphincter muscle of the gastro oesophageal junction (see achalasia) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myotomy — noun surgical incision or division of a muscle • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical process …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heller myotomy — is a surgical procedure in which the muscles of the cardia (lower esophageal sphincter or LES) are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach. It is used to treat achalasia, a disorder in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to… …   Wikipedia

  • Cricopharyngeal myotomy — is a surgical sectioning of the cricopharyngeus muscle, also known as the upper esophageal sphincter, that has been advocated for the treatment of cricopharyngeal spasm, or cricopharyngeal achalasia, that leads to cervical dysphagia in the… …   Wikipedia

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