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rhizotomy

 [ri-zot´ah-me]
division or transection of a nerve root, either within the spinal canal or outside it.

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]

rhizotomy

/rhi·zot·o·my/ (ri-zot´ah-me) interruption of a cranial or spinal nerve root, such as by chemicals or radio waves.
percutaneous rhizotomy  that performed without brain surgery, such as by means of glycerol or radio waves.

rhizotomy

(rī-zŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. rhizoto·mies
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.

rhizotomy

[rīzot′əmē]
the surgical resection of the dorsal root of a spinal nerve, performed to relieve pain and sometimes to decrease spasms.

rhizotomy

Pain management The surgical disruption of a cranial or spinal nerve root, as a means of limiting pain. See Radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy.

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]

rhizotomy

Surgical division of a root, especially that of a nerve.

rhizotomy

division or transection of a nerve root, either within the spinal canal or outside it.
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A prospective gait analysis study in patients with diplegic cerebral palsy 20 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy.
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This has been updated since, in 2010 and 2012, where guidance clearly states: "Current evidence on selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) for spasticity in cerebral palsy shows that there is a risk of serious but well-recognised complications.
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Called selective dorsal rhizotomy, it will eliminate the pain and spasticity in his limbs.
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14,28,29] The risk of full or partial sensory deficit as a result of trigeminal rhizotomy must be weighed against the intolerance to the medical management of TN pain.
The operation, known as selective dorsal rhizotomy, has been introduced by surgeon Mr John Patrick at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital at Oswestry, Shropshire, and so far has been performed on nine children - all apparently successfully.
The 1-year results of Laser Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy reported in the above paper are superior to procedures using radio frequency (RF) energy, as the laser is more precise, and its pain-relieving effect lasts for years.
Ben was denied a selective dorsal rhizotomy op after Tory cuts but our campaign forced the Government to do a U-turn.