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foraminotomy

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

medical Definition of foraminotomy

plural -mies
: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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