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.
They agreed for the surgery, and MLscopic Kashima's cordotomy by laser was planned.
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.g.
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.
Li et al., "Delayed glial cell death following Wallerian degeneration in white matter tracts after spinal cord dorsal column cordotomy in adult rats," Experimental Neurology, vol.
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.