hemilaminectomy

hemilaminectomy
Removal of a portion of a vertebral lamina, usually performed for exploration of, access to, or decompression of the intraspinal contents. [hemi- + L. lamina, layer, + G. ektome, excision]

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hemi·lam·i·nec·to·my -.lam-ə-'nek-tə-mē n, pl -mies laminectomy involving the removal of vertebral laminae on only one side

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hemi·lam·i·nec·to·my (hem″e-lam″ĭ-nekґtə-me) surgical removal of one side of the vertebral lamina.

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