commissurotomy


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commissurotomy

[‚käm·ə‚shu̇′räd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
The surgical destruction of a commissure, usually the anterior commissure, particularly in the treatment of certain psychiatric disorders.
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KEYWORDS: Percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC), Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP).
Post-operative followup patients contribute significant proportion with equal distribution in valve replacement and commissurotomy.
Clinical application of transvenous mitral commissurotomy by a new balloon catheter.
Keywords: Percutaneous Mitral valve Commissurotomy, Mitral Stenosis, NYHA Dyspnea Class, Pulmonary Hypertension.
Variation in cardiac anatomy results in technical difficulties during percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC).
Posterior wall systolic and diastolic velocities measured by M-mode echocardiography improved in the patients with mitral stenosis after open mitral commissurotomy (19).
The first reported use of intraoperative echocardiography was in 1972 during mitral commissurotomy (Johnson et al 1972).
This might be taken to mean that commissurotomy effectively divides the world perceptually down through the vertical meridian.
Specific language functions of the hemispheres have been studied at various levels: in volunteers, in patients following commissurotomy, in patients with organic brain damage, and in psychiatric diseases in conditions of transient hemisphere inactivation.
Surgical commissurotomy or valve replacement has been performed, but with a fetal loss exceeding 30% (29).
Jeff McMahan has put forward two arguments against the Organism View: the case of dicephalus and a special case of hemispheric commissurotomy.