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What are the adverse reactions to laminectomy?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Laminectomy involves removal of the bony covering of the spinal cord and the spinal nerves.
Potential risks of surgery include a tear in the spinal sac which can cause a spinal fluid leak, infection, bleeding, instability over time which may require a fusion surgery in the future, more back pain, and injuries to nerves.

In brief: Depends...

Laminectomy involves removal of the bony covering of the spinal cord and the spinal nerves.
Potential risks of surgery include a tear in the spinal sac which can cause a spinal fluid leak, infection, bleeding, instability over time which may require a fusion surgery in the future, more back pain, and injuries to nerves.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Sometimes there can

Develop instability of the spine from removing bone in already unstable situation or one is created by removing too much bone.
Scar tissue will develop & this can lead to nerve symptoms developing weeks after the surgery but most do resolve over time. Then there are complications related to surgery like: infection, nerve injury, dural tear, blood losses, anesthesia complications, to name a few.

In brief: Sometimes there can

Develop instability of the spine from removing bone in already unstable situation or one is created by removing too much bone.
Scar tissue will develop & this can lead to nerve symptoms developing weeks after the surgery but most do resolve over time. Then there are complications related to surgery like: infection, nerve injury, dural tear, blood losses, anesthesia complications, to name a few.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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