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What is a hemilaminectomy?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: One-side laminectomy
Hemi means half and each of your backbone (vertebrae) has two lamina (plate of bone), one on each side.
Thus a hemilaminectomy means surgical removal of one the affected laminae on one side of your backbone. Hope this helps. Good luck to you if you are undergoing such surgery.

In brief: One-side laminectomy
Hemi means half and each of your backbone (vertebrae) has two lamina (plate of bone), one on each side.
Thus a hemilaminectomy means surgical removal of one the affected laminae on one side of your backbone. Hope this helps. Good luck to you if you are undergoing such surgery.
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