rhizotomy


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rhizotomy

[rī′zäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical division of any root, as of a nerve. Also known as radicotomy.
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A 20-year follow-up by the Cape Town group [8] shows very good long-term outcomes in patients after selective dorsal rhizotomy.
Microvascular decompression and percutaneous rhizotomy in trigeminal neuralgia.
In common with the rest of the UK, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy is not routinely commissioned by NHS Wales because there is a lack of clinical evidence to support it.
Sophie Sharman, | 11, with mum Natalie Powell, as she takes her first steps after pioneering dorsal rhizotomy surgery
In October 2011, he went to St Louis, Missouri, for a selective dorsal rhizotomy, where surgeons cut away nerves from his spine to ease the cramps and spasms which had left him unable to walk.
He was diagnosed at the age of one and since then has been working extremely hard in his physiotherapy sessions to gain a lot of strength to be able to be accepted for a surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.
Yet the same NHS is denying children with cerebral palsy the right to a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation because it costs too much.
Her family raised PS42,000 for the pioneering Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery across the Atlantic which has stimulated the muscles in her spine and unscrambled the mixed messages that Lily's brain sends to her muscles, impeding her movement.
But after a campaign raised PS45,000, he had a selective dorsal rhizotomy at St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri, where he was in intensive care for three days.
Adam's family launched a campaign to raise PS24,000 for a private selective dorsal rhizotomy operation.
Percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy for patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A prospective analysis of factors related to pain relief.