sphincterotomy

- transduodenal s. division of Oddi sphincter; an operation to open the lower end of the common duct to remove impacted stones or to relieve spasm or stricture of the terminal bile and pancreatic ducts.

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sphinc·ter·ot·o·my .sfiŋk-tər-'ät-ə-mē n, pl -mies surgical incision of a sphincter

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n.
1. surgical division, usually partial, of any sphincter muscle. See also anal fissure.
2. surgical removal of part of the iris in the eye at the border of the pupil.

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sphinc·ter·ot·o·my (sfingk″tər-otґə-me) [sphincter + -tomy] incision of a sphincter.

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