Definition of laminectomy in English:


nounplural noun 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.

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



/ˌlaməˈnektəmē/ /ˌlæməˈnɛktəmi/