Definition of discectomy in English:

discectomy

Syllabification: disc·ec·to·my
Pronunciation: /disˈkektəmē
 
/

noun

  • Surgical removal of the whole or a part of an intervertebral disc.
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    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is used to treat degenerative cervical disc disease that cannot be relieved by conservative therapy.
    • Wouldn't it be nice to find an efficacious alternative to discectomy?
    • Success rates for discectomy and decompression are high - 80 to 90 per cent - but stabilisation is more complex and a minority of patients may need further surgery or their condition may even deteriorate.

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