Spinal tractotomy | definition of spinal tractotomy by Medical dictionary
anterolateral cordotomy (redirected from spinal tractotomy)
division of the anterolateral quadrant of the spinal cord to section the spinothalamic tract.
anterolateral cordotomy Spinothalamic tractomy Pain management A type of neuroablative procedure in which a lesion is created in the spinothalamic tract as a means of interrupting pain transmission; open cordotomies require laminectomies, but result in excellent analgesia and can be done in the thoracic region for leg pain. See Neuroablative procedure.