Medical Dictionary


noun val·vu·lot·o·my \ˌval-vyə-ˈlät-ə-mē\
plural val·vu·lot·o·mies

Medical Definition of VALVULOTOMY

:  surgical incision of a valve; specifically :  the operation of enlarging a narrowed heart valve by cutting through the mitral commissures with a knife or by a finger thrust to relieve the symptoms of mitral stenosis


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