Surgical removal of a segment of a vagus nerve.

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va·gec·to·my (va-jekґtə-me) surgical vagotomy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antrectomy — Removal of a portion of the walls of the maxillary antrum. Removal of the antrum (distal half) of the stomach; often combined with bilateral excision of portions of vagus nerve trunks (vagectomy) in treatment o …   Medical dictionary

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