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laminectomy

Line breaks: lamin|ec¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˌlamɪˈnɛktəmi
 
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Definition of laminectomy in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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