Laminectomy

Laminectomy-
Surgery to remove the bony arch or lamina of a vertebra .
Laminectomy is a type of surgery that is used to relieve pressure on the nerve roots coming out of the spine. This type of surgery removes a part of the bone called the lamina that is placed on the nerve to put less pressure on it.

What is Laminectomy Surgery?
Spinal laminectomy surgery is a procedure in which the entire laminate of the vertebra is removed. This can be done unilaterally or unilaterally. Laminectomy does not significantly damage spine stability if it is not accompanied by damage to the fastest joints. This procedure is especially used in spinal canal stenosis to relieve pressure from the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Today, laminectomy is not used in disc surgery unless the disc is very large and has a risk of nerve damage. Laminectomy is also used to access the canal to remove spinal cord tumors.

How to perform a laminectomy
For laminectomy surgery, the patient is anesthetized and then placed on abdominal in Prone position. The surgeon opens a path to the vertebra with a slit on the back of the waist. Then, using lamina cutting tools, Doctor cuts one or more adjacent vertebrae from both sides and exits them. The entire thorny appendage may also be removed with the lamina. After removal of the lamina, the surgeon can also make the foramen more dilated. By this procedure, the intervertebral disc can also be removed from the same path. This is called a Discectomy.
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