Definition of laminectomy in English:


nounPlural laminectomies

  • A surgical operation to remove the back of one or more vertebrae, usually to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves.

    • ‘He proceeded to a decompression laminectomy, which resulted in gradual restoration of function.’
    • ‘Surgical intervention is often limited to laminectomy with biopsy and decompression.’
    • ‘The project director identified patients undergoing laminectomies, craniotomies, and colectomies who could participate in the initiative.’
    • ‘Two years earlier while living in another city, she underwent an anterior cervical laminectomy by a neurosurgeon.’
    • ‘A benign meningioma was completely excised after laminectomy, and she is making a good recovery.’