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cordotomy

 [kor-dot´ah-me]
1. section of a vocal cord.
2. surgical division of the anterolateral tracts of the spinal cord. Spelled also chordotomy.

cor·dot·o·my

(kōr-dot'ō-mē),
1. Any operation on the spinal cord.
2. Division of tracts of the spinal cord, which may be performed percutaneously (stereotactic cordotomy) or after laminectomy (open cordotomy) by various techniques such as incision or radiofrequency coagulation.
3. Incision through the membranous portion of the vocal fold to widen the posterior glottis in bilateral vocal paralysis.
[G. chordē, cord, + tomē, a cutting]

cordotomy

/cor·dot·o·my/ (kor-dot´ah-me)
1. section of a vocal cord.
2. surgical division of the lateral spinothalamic tract of the spinal cord, usually in the anterolateral quadrant. Spelled also chordotomy.

cordotomy

or

chordotomy

(kôr-dŏt′ə-mē)
n.
1. An operation on the spinal cord.
2. Surgical division of tracts of the spinal cord, as for the relief of severe pain.

cordotomy

Pain management Surgery to cut fibers of the spinal cord; used to ↓ pain in Pts with intractable cancer-related pain

cor·dot·o·my

(kōr-dot'ŏ-mē)
1. Any operation on the spinal cord.
2. Division of tracts of the spinal cord, which may be performed percutaneously (stereotactic cordotomy) or after laminectomy (open cordotomy) by various techniques such as incision or radio frequency coagulation.
3. Incision through the membranous vocal fold to widen the posterior glottis in bilateral vocal paralysis.
Synonym(s): chordotomy.
[G. chordē, cord, + tomē, a cutting]

cordotomy

Partial severing of some of the nerve tracts in the spinal cord performed for the relief of severe and otherwise uncontrollable pain.

cordotomy

1. section of a vocal cord.
2. surgical division of the anterolateral tracts of the spinal cord. Not usually carried out in veterinary surgery.
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