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Laminectomy

  • Howard C. HughesJr.
  • C. Max Lang

Abstract

Laminectomy (L. lamina, layer; and Gk. ektomē, excision) is defined as “surgical removal of one or more laminas of the vertebrae, often including the spinous processes of the vertebrae.”1 Clinically this technique is used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord caused by a variety of processes, including calcification or rupture of intervertebral disks, spinal dislocation or fracture, and extradural hemorrhage.

Keywords

Nerve Root Intervertebral Disk Spinous Process Lumbar Vertebra Articular Process 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard C. HughesJr.
  • C. Max Lang

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