American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, exsection of the laminæ of one or more of the vertebræ to relieve pressure upon the spinal cord.
- n. surgery The surgical procedure to remove the bony arch or lamina from one or more vertebrae.
- n. surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
- From lamina + -ectomy (Wiktionary)
“The surgical solution involves enlarging the opening to relieve the pressure on the nerves, in an operation called a laminectomy that costs $10,000 to $12,000.”
“A straightforward way of doing this is a procedure called a laminectomy, otherwise known as”
“The operation, called a laminectomy, removes the back part of the bone over the spinal canal through an incision in the back of the neck.”
“Traditional treatments include laminectomy, where you remove pieces of bone from the spine to make space for the spinal canal and nerves, and discectomy, where you remove pieces of the bulged or ruptured disc that are causing pressure on the nerves.”
“Eventually, his doctor persuaded him that he should have a laminectomy to ease the pain.”
“Finally on July 23rd I left UCSF spine center having had a double laminectomy, stenosis and bone spurs removed.”
“QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) ... surgical procedure for repair, are you talking about like a laminectomy or what?”
“Finally, a full hour into the laminectomy, Ivan victoriously thrust hammer and chisel skyward, signaling the job was completed.”
“Fortunately, the laminectomy provided ample opportunity to expend frustration.”
“The misdiagnosis suited everyone just fine, especially Ivan, who ascertained that the laminectomy, even without a surgically generated anomaly, would pose enough problems.”
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