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pyloromyotomy

Pronunciation: pi-lor'o-mi-ot'o-me

Definition: Longitudinal incision through the anterior wall of the pyloric canal to the level of the submucosa, to treat hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.

Synonym(s): Fredet-Ramstedt operation, Ramstedt operation

[pyloro- + G. mys, muscle, + tome, incision]

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