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What is laminectomy defect mean

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Dr. Allen Seely answered

Specializes in General Practice

'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri).

Answered Jan 7, 2021

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Dr. Gerald Diaz answered

Specializes in Radiology

https://www.google.com/search?q=lamina+spine&hl=en&rlz=1c1avsu_enus360us360&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=x&ei=u2_nt_iles6j2awaobmwaw&ved=0chyqsaq&biw=1068&bih=599 lamina are part of the "posterior elements" of your spine, which surround the spinal cord proper. Laminectomy defect is likely post surgical, probably an area through which they operated in order to get to the central canal.

Answered Oct 25, 2018

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Dr. Timothy Mosher answered

Specializes in Radiology

The report is describing a focal absence of bone in the back of the spine typically due to prior surgery (laminectomy) where is is removed. Occasionally this finding may due to failure for that portion of bone to develop normally.

Answered Sep 10, 2019

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