foraminotomy

<procedure> An operation upon an aperture, usually to open it, e.g., surgical enlargement of the intervertebral foramen. ... Origin: L. Foramen, aperture, + G. Tome, a cutting ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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foraminotomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: fōr′am-i-not′ŏ-mē Definitions: 1. An operation on an aperture, usually to open it, surgical enlargement of the intervertebral foramen.
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Foraminotomy

Foraminotomy is a medical operation used to relieve pressure on nerves that are being compressed by the intervertebral foramina, the passages through the bones of the vertebrae of the spine that pass nerve bundles to the body from the spinal cord. A foraminotomy is performed to relieve the symptoms of nerve root compression in cases where the fora...
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foraminotomy

Surgical opening or enlargement of the bony opening traversed by a nerve root as it leaves the spinal canal.
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