myelotomy

myelotomy

 [mi″ĕ-lot´ah-me]
severance of nerve fibers in the spinal cord.

my·e·lot·o·my

(mī'ĕ-lot'ō-mē),
Incision of the spinal cord.
[myelo- + G. tomē, incision]

myelotomy

(mī′ə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Incision of the spinal cord.

my·e·lot·o·my

(mī'ĕ-lot'ŏ-mē)
Incision of the spinal cord.
[myelo- + G. tomē, incision]

myelotomy

severance of nerve fibers in the spinal cord.
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A myelotomy was performed and frank pus was identified.
6) Laminectomy with myelotomy and drainage of abscess is the most common surgical technique.
Techniques for destroying nerves, such as neurectomy, rhizotomy, and myelotomy, can also be used to control hypertonicity, but these are typically reserved for the most recalcitrant cases (Smyth & Peacock, 2000).
This midline myelotomy better alleviates pain plaguing both sides of the body, but it's "basically filleting the cord, cutting it down the middle several inches," Nauta says.