[pahy-lawr-uh-plas-tee, -lohr-, pi-]
- the surgical alteration of the pylorus, usually a widening to facilitate the passage of food from the stomach to the duodenum.
Origin of pyloroplasty
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- The surgical widening of the pyloric canal to facilitate emptying of gastric contents into the duodenum; it is commonly performed in conjunction with truncal vagectomy to treat peptic ulcer.
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