Spinothalamic cordotomy | definition of spinothalamic cordotomy by Medical dictionary
anterolateral cordotomy (redirected from spinothalamic cordotomy)
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.
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Kevin Bleasel studied the use of spinothalamic cordotomy
, particularly for the management of unilateral lower limb pain of malignant origin.