neurectomy

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neurectomy

 [noo͡-rek´to-me]
excision of a part of a nerve.

neu·rec·to·my

(nū-rek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of a segment of a nerve.
Synonym(s): neuroectomy
[neur- + G. ektomē, excision]

neurectomy

/neu·rec·to·my/ (ndbobr-rek´tah-me) excision of a part of a nerve.

neurectomy

(no͝o-rĕk′tə-mē, nyo͝o-)
n. pl. neurecto·mies
Surgical removal of a nerve or part of a nerve.

neurectomy

[noo͡rek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, neuron, nerve, ektomē, excision
the surgical excision of a nerve segment.

neurectomy

Resection of a segment of nerve.

neu·rec·to·my

(nūr-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a segment of a nerve.
[neur- + G. ektomē, excision]

neurectomy

Surgical removal of part of a nerve.

neurectomy

excision of part of a nerve, e.g. plantar digital neuroma excision

neu·rec·to·my

(nūr-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a segment.

neurectomy (nyoorek´təmē),

n the surgical excision of a nerve, or the more traumatic tearing away of nervous tissue from its anatomic position.

neurectomy

excision of a part of a nerve.

posterior (low) digital neurectomy
used for relief of incurable lameness in horses, usually resulting from navicular disease or fractures of the navicular bone or wing of the third phalanx. The procedure is relatively simple and can be performed under local or general anesthesia, but the consequences for a neurectomized horse can be disastrous. Rules of racing in many places limit or exclude participation of neurectomized horses.