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Laminectomy: A laminectomy is surgery to remove parts of bone and/or disc to widen the spinal canal in a region where there is pressure on the nerves from compressed vertebrae.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Laminectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Laminectomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Laminectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Laminectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Laminectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Laminectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Laminectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Laminectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Laminectomy

Possible surgical complications of Laminectomy may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Recurrent disc herniation
  • Weakness
  • Spinal fluid leaks
  • Nerve deterioration

Laminectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Laminectomy: Two to four weeks.

Descriptions of Laminectomy

Laminectomy: A surgical procedure where access to the spinal cord is gained by cutting into the backbone.

Laminectomy: surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae
Source: WordNet 2.1

Laminectomy : excision of the posterior arch of a vertebra.
Source: CRISP

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