diskectomy


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diskectomy

 [dis-kek´to-me]
excision of an intervertebral disk.

diskectomy

/dis·kec·to·my/ (dis-kek´tah-me) excision of an intervertebral disk.

diskectomy

[dis·kek′tə·me]
Etymology: Gk, diskos, flat plate + ektome, incision
excision of an intervertebral disk. Also spelled discectomy.

diskectomy

Orthopedics Microsurgical laminotomy A technique that avoids vertebral exploration before disk surgery, reducing the risk of 'failed disk syndrome' as there is minimal excision of bone and epidural fat and minimal nerve root adhesion. See Laminectomy, Percutaneous diskectomy.

Diskectomy

The surgical removal of a portion of an intervertebral disk.
Mentioned in: Disk Removal

diskectomy

excision of an intervertebral disk.
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Many patients find relief after a diskectomy, but approximately 5 percent to 15 percent of patients experience a recurrent disk herniation, defined as back and/or leg pain recurring after a definite pain-free period from the initial surgery, then pain begins again.
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Juan Ronderos, a board-eligible neurosurgeon employed by Coastal, determined that the patient had two surgical options: a thoracoscopic diskectomy (a closed procedure) or a thoracotomy (an open procedure).
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The plaintiff's attorney should obtain a copy of a cervical diskectomy and fusion film, ask the surgeon at trial whether the film accurately depicts the surgical procedure, then show jurors what the plaintiff may have to endure in the future as a result of the present injury.
The 184 chapters cover basic science, patient evaluation, imaging, various generalized and regional pain syndromes, and specific treatment modalities, including nerve blocks, neuroaugmentation and implantable drug delivery systems, and advanced techniques like diskectomy, cryoneurolysis, and radiofrequency lesioning.
Currently, open diskectomy and microdiskectomy (both involving removal of disk material through an incision) are used for treating the herniated disk.
One study included 22 patients who underwent single-level, anterior, cervical diskectomy and fusion with allograft bone and anterior plating, and 24 patients who had single-level, disk replacement using the ProDisc-C prosthesis.
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Open procedures such as anterior diskectomy and fusion are successful but sacrifice cervical motion and may lead to future problems at other levels.
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