foraminotomy

noun
fo·​ram·​i·​not·​o·​my | \fə-ˌram-ə-ˈnät-ə-mē \
plural -mies

Medical Definition of foraminotomy 

: 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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