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foraminotomy

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noun fo·ram·i·not·o·my \fə-ˌram-ə-ˈnät-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of foraminotomy

plural

foraminotomies

  1. :  a surgical procedure to enlarge the opening through which the root of a spinal nerve passes as it exits the spinal column especially to relieve symptoms (as burning, numbness, or pain) caused by nerve compression (as from stenosis or herniation) cervical foraminotomy


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