radiculectomy


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rhi·zot·o·my

(rī-zot'ŏ-mē),
Section of the spinal nerve roots for the relief of pain or spastic paralysis.
[G. rhiza, root, + tomē, section]

radiculectomy

(rə-dĭk′yə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.

rhi·zot·o·my

(rī-zot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical section of the spinal nerve roots for the relief of pain or spastic paralysis.
Synonym(s): radicotomy, radiculectomy.
[G. rhiza, root, + tomē, section]

radiculectomy

(ra-dik?u-lek'to-me) [? + Gr. ektome, excision]
1. Excision of a spinal nerve root.
2. Resection of a posterior spinal nerve root. See: rhizotomy
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