midline myelotomy

mid·line my·e·lot·o·my

section of the midline transverse fibers of the spinal cord for the treatment of intractable pain.

midline myelotomy

n.
Severing of the midline transverse fibers of the spinal cord.

mid·line my·e·lot·o·my

(mid'līn mī-ĕ-lot'ŏ-mē)
Section of the midline transverse fibers of the spinal cord for the treatment of intractable pain.
Synonym(s): commissurotomy (2) .
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After opening the dura and making a subsequent midline myelotomy, a highly vascularised intramedullary mass was exposed.
13,14] More central, destructive procedures such as cordotomy and midline myelotomy of the spinal cord are reserved for patients in whom sensory loss is already present (e.
This midline myelotomy better alleviates pain plaguing both sides of the body, but it's "basically filleting the cord, cutting it down the middle several inches," Nauta says.