cordotomy


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cordotomy

(kɔːˈdɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -otomies
a sugrical method of pain relief in which nerves in the spinal cord are cut
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Among their topics are are managing pain by anesthetic techniques, trigeminal neurostimlation for neuropathic facial pain, stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, intracranial procedures for non-trigeminal neuralgias, and percutaneous computed tomography-guided cordotomy for pain.
Posterior cordotomy, tracheal resection, end-to-end anastomosis, and decannulation operations were suggested to the patient whose general condition was evaluated as good in the third month after the treatment.
13,14] More central, destructive procedures such as cordotomy and midline myelotomy of the spinal cord are reserved for patients in whom sensory loss is already present (e.
Cervical cordotomy for the treatment of oncological pain
In such condition the treatment options available are trans-oral carbon dioxide (CO ) laser 2 endoscopic arytenoidectomy, endoscopic laser cordotomy, extra laryngeal arytenoidectomy, arytenoids lateralization and posterior cricoarytenoid muscle reinnervation.
International head and neck surgeons discuss in- and outpatient procedures including cordotomy, thyroplasty, arytenoid abduction, and minithyrotomy.
Cordotomy is preformed to relieve persistent pain that doctors haven't been able to treat with painkillers or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, a process also known as TENS.
This edition incorporates 20 new chapters on radiofrequency lesionings, decompression and compression techniques, nerve blocks, percutaneous disketomies, percutaneous kyphoplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, cervical cordotomy, and dorsal root entry zone lesioning techniques.
Neuropathic SCI pain treatment options were limited to surgical procedures such as cordotomy and, in an extreme case, bilateral frontal lobotomy [6,10].
This premier issue featured clinical articles on patients with cervical spondylosis, percutaneous cordotomy, hyperirritable carotid sinus mechanism, and traumatic head injury.
Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as dorsal root entry zone (DREZ), rhizotomy, or cordotomy is recommended, in which incisions are made in select nerve locations to interrupt the pain in the nervous system itself.