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Laminectomy Summary

Description: A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.

Also Known As: Laminotomy; Laminectomies; Laminotomies

Networked: 3133 relevant articles (198 outcomes, 233 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Laminectomy is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 34 outcomes 23 studies in 213 results
  2. Spinal Cord Diseases : 19 outcomes 15 studies in 198 results
  3. Spinal Stenosis (Stenosis, Spinal) : 18 outcomes 27 studies in 258 results
  4. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis) : 16 outcomes 23 studies in 231 results
  5. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis) : 11 outcomes 33 studies in 97 results
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Drugs Related to Laminectomy

  1. Morphine (MS Contin)
  2. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan)
  3. Bupivacaine (Bupivacaine Hydrochloride)
  4. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C)
  5. Collagen
  6. TNFR-Fc fusion protein (etanercept)
  7. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  8. gabapentin (Neurontin)
  9. polylactic acid-polyglycolic acid copolymer (PLGA)
  10. poly(lactic acid) (polylactic acid)
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Therapies Related to Laminectomy

  1. Decompression
  2. Diskectomy (Discectomy)
  3. Laminectomy
  4. Radiotherapy
  5. Injections
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