discectomy


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diskectomy

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

disc·ec·to·my

(disk-ek'tŏ-mē),
Excision, in part or whole, of an intervertebral disk.
Synonym(s): discotomy
[disco- + G. ektomē, excision]

discectomy

(dĭs-kĕk′tə-mē)
n.
The partial or complete excision of an intervertebral disk.

disc·ec·to·my

(disk-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision, in part or whole, of an intervertebral disc.
Synonym(s): discotomy.
[disco- + G. ektomē, excision]

discectomy

Surgical removal of the central pulpy nucleus (nucleus pulposus) of an intervertebral disc.
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After the discectomy procedure and before the closure, in Group A (n=15), 1 mg morphine-impregnated absorbable cellulose haemostat material (Surgicel ([R])) placed over the dura was used.
In terms of surgical treatment, the minimally invasive technology is often used, which includes microendoscopic discectomy (MED)5 and percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED).6 On this basis, this study made a comparison between the two surgical methods retrospectively.
(13) Although it is difficult to decipher the meaning of these results as the percutaneous discectomy cohort had a narrow indication criteria and were not matched to any controls, these results were nonetheless promising and led to further interest in endoscopic techniques.
Discectomy is the partial or full removal of the degenerated disc to decompress and relieve the nervous system but can cause long term spinal pain.
Patients in whom simple discectomy was conducted with or without microscope were included, whereas those in whom simple discectomy was conducted using some type of instrumentation were excluded.
Discectomy - where a section of a damaged disc is removed to relieve pressure on a nerve
22, 2012, and underwent a very lengthy operation consisting of C4-C5 corpectomy, and C3-C4 and C5-C6 discectomy via an anterior approach.
After my Laminectomy and Discectomy in December 2017, I came out of hospital two days later.
Schoenfeld, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues analyzed 2006 to 2014 TRICARE insurance claims to identify 27,031 adults who underwent lumbar interbody arthrodesis, lumbar discectomy, lumbar decompression, or lumbar posterolateral arthrodesis.
"I believe each patient needs to be evaluated carefully and on an individual basis, to tailor a patient-specific treatment plan, whether it be a major reconstruction for spinal deformity, minimally invasive discectomy, or non-operative treatment protocol," said Dr.
In postoperative discectomy patients with recurrent radicular symptoms, differentiating recurrent disc herniation from peridural fibrosis is important as reoperation will only potentially benefit the former and is relatively contraindicated in the latter case.