surgical decompression


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surgical decompression

1. The freeing of a trapped body part, e.g., the operative release of a nerve from entrapment by neighboring structures.
2. The surgical evacuation of fluids or clot from a closed space.
See also: decompression
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40],[41],[42],[43] There have been reports in the literature of stiffness occurring in 5-10% of cases after surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve due to damage of the collateral ulnar ligament, excessive fibrosis formation in the soft tissue, or prolonged postoperative immobilization after medial epicondylectomy or deep transposition.
Results of surgical decompression of ulnar nerve in leprosy.
The recovery potential is irreversibly lost and there is an impairment of neurologic function even after surgical decompression in treatment of meningioma [5].
sup][11] The outcome predominantly depends on the level and extent of the lesion, severity of the neurologic deficits, and the interval between onset of symptom and surgical decompression.
Long-term results of surgical decompression of chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm in motocross racers.
Key Words: Cervical neurofibroma type 1, Surgical decompression, Tumor resection
3) ACCP guidelines suggest that surgical decompression may be considered in patients with severe and persistent symptoms who have failed to benefit from medical treatment, as it was in the case presented.
This paper discusses retreatment of an upper central incisor using mineral trioxide aggregate and management of the large periradicular pathosis using surgical decompression.
Prior to the findings of the DECRA study, it was almost assumed that lowering the ICP by surgical decompression would be beneficial, and while many authorities remain convinced of its clinical efficacy, it has to be accepted that this remains scientifically unproven.
While patients who do not have neuralgia whose pain is caused solely or almost solely by muscle spasm will benefit significantly more from Botox injections, some patients with pudendal neuralgia will benefit from occasional, repeated Botox treatment in lieu or surgical decompression therapy.
Urgent surgical decompression compared to methylprednisolone for the treatment of acute spinal cord injury: a randomized prospective study in beagle dogs.