strictureplasty


strictureplasty
stric·ture·plas·ty (strikґchər-plas″te) a type of enteroplasty in which the caliber of a constricted segment of intestine is enlarged by means of longitudinal incision and transverse suturing of the stricture. See illustration.

Strictureplasty. (A), Stricture; (B), longitudinal incision; (C), transverse closure.


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