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What does it mean to have laminectomy for spinal tumor excision?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: See below

To remove the posterior portion on the arch of the spinal canal to reduce pressure or compression on the cord itself.

In brief: See below

To remove the posterior portion on the arch of the spinal canal to reduce pressure or compression on the cord itself.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Type of approach

This describes the way into the spinal canal by removing a portion of the roof or lamina of the spine which is termed a laminectomy to get access to the tumor to remove it.

In brief: Type of approach

This describes the way into the spinal canal by removing a portion of the roof or lamina of the spine which is termed a laminectomy to get access to the tumor to remove it.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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