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"
Translations

rhi·zot·o·my

n. rizotomía, división o transección de la raíz de un nervio.
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Now six years old, Milea-Jo has been accepted to have selective dorsal rhizotomy at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
His family had received a referral letter to an NHS consultant last year for the first time since Ben's vital selective dorsal rhizotomy operation in 2014.
But first she must raise PS65,000 to pay for the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation, her hospital stay and aftercare when she is out there.
But soon her condition could be made more bearable if the tot's family can raise PS3,500 for a pioneering operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
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The five-year-old's mum Beth has been organising the fundraising effort since last year and is close to having enough to pay for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in St Louis, Missouri.
At the same time, it is possible for a child with spastic diplegia to walk unaided after a selective dorsal rhizotomy if he has good trunk and hip strength.
Patients refractory to the medical treatment are subjected to various surgical procedures, which includes neurectomy of TN, glycerol block, radiofrequency rhizotomy, trigeminal ganglion compression and Gamma Knife surgery.
Her parents have been told that a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation is her only hope of being able to walk without the frame but that funding for the operation is not available in Wales.
But the smiling youngster has now become the first child in Wales to undergo a specialist procedure, called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), free of charge after the Welsh Government opted to foot the bill.
The fund was set up to find PS50,000 for Lichfield three-year-old Ollie Dodds to undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment in the US.
The heart-warming moment was caught on video by her Sophie Sharman's parents after the 11-year-old underwent pioneering selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery - hailed a 'miracle' operation for helping cerebral palsy children to walk - as reported in the Telegraph last week.