laminectomy


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lam·i·nec·to·my

 (lăm′ə-nĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. lam·i·nec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra.
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laminectomy

(ˌlæmɪˈnɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the backbone to gain access to the spinal cord. Also called: rachiotomy
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Noun1.laminectomy - surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Translations

lam·i·nec·to·my

n. laminectomía, extirpación de una o varias láminas vertebrales.
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laminectomy

n (pl -mies) laminectomía
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References in periodicals archive ?
The study has revealed that for patients with spinal stenosis, a laminectomy, which is the surgical removal of some soft bone and tissue, is of reasonable value.
About a million cells were injected around the injury site after exposure to a limited laminectomy.
He recommended that the patient undergo a decompressive laminectomy to remove the bulging disc at the L4-L5 area.
A 52-year-old patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome was scheduled for elective C1 dorsal laminectomy and occipito-cervical stabilisation under general anaesthesia.
If those treatments don't work, a surgical procedure called decompressive laminectomy removes part of the vertebrae and may relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Manoj Krishna from the spinal unit at North Tees University Hospital offered her the chance of a lumbar laminectomy operation which has relieved the pressure.
He had a medical history of vertebral arthrosis (lumbar laminectomy in 1989) and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
consisting of present in less than suboccipital 10% of cases * Three main patterns craniectomy with of clinical signs: duraplasty, C1 * Not usually laminectomy and associated with other 1.
Angel recommended a cervical laminectomy. The patient asked Dr.
Similar studies are currently under way at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to assist in the care of patients with pneumonia, congestive heart failure, total hip replacement, hip fracture, total knee replacement, and upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, stroke, TURD, COPD, lumbar laminectomy, and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
Various treatment approaches discussed in the literature include vertebroplasty, occipitocervical stabilization (OCS), laminectomy, the use of intraoperative MRI, and two staged surgeries, amongst others [6-9].