diskectomy


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diskectomy

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

diskectomy

/dis·kec·to·my/ (dis-kek´tah-me) excision of an intervertebral disk.

diskectomy

[dis·kek′tə·me]
Etymology: Gk, diskos, flat plate + ektome, incision
excision of an intervertebral disk. Also spelled discectomy.

diskectomy

Orthopedics Microsurgical laminotomy A technique that avoids vertebral exploration before disk surgery, reducing the risk of 'failed disk syndrome' as there is minimal excision of bone and epidural fat and minimal nerve root adhesion. See Laminectomy, Percutaneous diskectomy.

Diskectomy

The surgical removal of a portion of an intervertebral disk.
Mentioned in: Disk Removal

diskectomy

excision of an intervertebral disk.
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However, some patients are treated with a surgical procedure known as a diskectomy.
A 63-year-old female with a history of spondylolisthesis underwent L4-L5 diskectomy and facetectomy with cage placement for back and leg pain.
The patient was transferred to the operating room for corpectomy and diskectomy with decompression and irrigation with vancomycin saline.
Duropleural fistula manifested as a large pleural transudate: an unusual complication of transthoracic diskectomy.
The study included 328 men and women, ages 18-70, 167 of whom were assigned to tubular diskectomy and 161 of whom received microdiskectomy.
Her past medical Upon physical Here past surgical history showed: examination on May history included: 17th, the doctor noted: Mild chronic renal Morbidly obese Cardiac insufficiency without distress catheterization Coronary artery Normal vital signs Right and left knee disease arthroplasty Asthma Clear lungs Anterior cervical diskectomy with fusion Obstructive sleep Tonsillectomy apnea Morbid obesity Edema in lower extremities Hypertension Adenoidectomy Diabetes mellitus Appendectomy Venous insufficiency Varicose veins Benign tumor removal from bowel Lymphedema in lower Umbilical hernia extremities repair Degenerative joint disease Anemia Depression Anxiety Gastroesophageal reflux disease
FOLLOWING A CERVICAL DISKECTOMY PERFORMED AT LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER BY DR.
1999) measured patient expectations and general and specific functional outcomes preoperatively in 273 patients who were undergoing lumbar diskectomy.
Intervention: Subjects were randomized to two groups: either standard open diskectomy under local or general anesthesia, or "usual care" with physical therapy, home exercises, and anti-inflammatories as needed.
The existing literature does not appear to accurately reflect modern surgical outcomes after pediatric diskectomy.
Juan Ronderos, a board-eligible neurosurgeon employed by Coastal, determined that the patient had two surgical options: a thoracoscopic diskectomy (a closed procedure) or a thoracotomy (an open procedure).