oesophagomyotomymedical dictionary

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<surgery> Treatment of oesophageal achalasia by longitudinal division of the lowest part of the oesophageal muscle down to the submucosal layer; some muscle fibres of the cardia may also be divided.

Synonyms: cardiomyotomy, oesophagogastromyotomy, Heller myotomy.

Origin: oesophagus + G. Mys, muscle, + tome, incision

American spelling: esophagomyotomy

(05 Mar 2000)