rhizotomy


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rhi·zot·o·my

 (rī-zŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. rhi·zot·o·mies
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.

rhizotomy

(raɪˈzɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into the roots of spinal nerves, esp for the relief of pain

rhi•zot•o•my

(raɪˈzɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical cutting of a spinal nerve root.
[1910–15]

rhizotomy

the surgical cutting of the nerve roots of the spine, usually the sensory or posterior roots, to relieve pain or eliminate paralysis.
See also: Nerves

rhizotomy

Cutting nerve roots from spinal cord, used to relieve pain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhizotomy - surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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rhi·zot·o·my

n. rizotomía, división o transección de la raíz de un nervio.
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Now her mother, Elizabeth Jones, has asked people to come forward to raise the funds to help her daughter receive the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment with nearly PS4,000 in donations already made.
luca will undergo a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which will relieve pain and help build his muscles.
The four-to-five-hour selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure is not a cure but is aimed at improving quality of life by reducing the muscle stiffness.
The procedure, known as selective dorsal rhizotomy, involves cutting some of the sensory nerves from the legs as they enter the spinal cord in order to relieve stiffness, improve mobility and reduce children's pain levels.
Last year, parents Karen, 40, and Stuart, 42, launched a bid to raise PS80,000 to get selective dorsal rhizotomy treatment in the US.
The Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation will be performed at Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Missouri, by a paediatric neurosurgeon.
A life-changing treatment, selective dorsal rhizotomy, could change that.
However a life changing treatment, selective dorsal rhizotomy, could change that, but because he doesn't meet NHS criteria for the operation, the only other option is to seek private medical care.
Anna's only chance of recovering is a Dorsal Rhizotomy operation at St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri.
NHS England said selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a complex procedure aimed at relieving tight and stiff muscles for cerebral palsy sufferers, particularly in children, which can cause movement and balance problems.
Now six years old, Milea-Jo has been accepted to have selective dorsal rhizotomy at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.