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Laminectomy

Correct spelling for laminectomy

Medical definition of laminectomy:

Removal of one or more laminae of the vertebrae.

Usage examples for laminectomy:

  • Laminectomy however, is indicated when there is reason to believe that the pressure is due to some cause, such as a blood- clot or a displaced fragment of bone, which is capable of being removed. "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition., – Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson"
  • When there is evidence of progressive pressure on the cord, the blood is removed by spinal puncture if possible, or by laminectomy performed at the level suggested by the symptoms; operation is, however, rarely called for. "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition., – Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson"

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