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What is laminectomy defect mean ?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Old surgery
'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri).

In brief: Old surgery
'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri).
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology
In brief: Prior surgery
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.

In brief: Prior surgery
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.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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Dr. Gerald Diaz
Radiology
In brief: Post surgical?
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.

In brief: Post surgical?
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.
Dr. Gerald Diaz
Dr. Gerald Diaz
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