esophagomyotomy e·soph·a·go·my·ot·o·my (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-mī-ŏt’ə-mē)
Treatment of esophageal achalasia by a longitudinal division of the lowest part of the esophageal muscle down to the submucosal layer.


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