Definition of laminectomy in English:


Syllabification: lam·i·nec·to·my
Pronunciation: /ˌlaməˈnektəmē

noun (plural laminectomies)

  • A surgical operation to remove the back of one or more vertebrae, usually to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves.
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    • The project director identified patients undergoing laminectomies, craniotomies, and colectomies who could participate in the initiative.
    • He proceeded to a decompression laminectomy, which resulted in gradual restoration of function.
    • Two years earlier while living in another city, she underwent an anterior cervical laminectomy by a neurosurgeon.

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