esophagoplication

[ ĭ-sŏf′ə-gō-plĭ-kāshən ]

n.

Surgery to narrow a dilated esophagus by making longitudinal folds or tucks in its walls.

Nearby words

  1. esophagogram,
  2. esophagography,
  3. esophagomalacia,
  4. esophagomyotomy,
  5. esophagoplasty,
  6. esophagoptosis,
  7. esophagoscope,
  8. esophagoscopy,
  9. esophagospasm,
  10. esophagostenosis


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