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chordotomy

[kȯr′däd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical division of a spinal nerve tract to relieve severe intractable pain.
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Right side cordotomy was done using C[O.sub.2] laser (Figure 7), followed by dilatation of stenotic portion using rigid bronchoscope.
Possible surgical therapies for managing complex pain Lesional procedures Neuromodulation Other * Dorsal root entry zone * Spinal cord * Intrathecal lesioning stimulation medical therapy * Peripheral nerve * Microvascular stimulation decompression * Dorsal rhizotomy * Dorsal root ganglionectomy * Motor cortex stimulation * Rhizolysis of nerve ganglion * Cranial nerve stimulation * Neurectomy * Deep brain stimulation * Stereotactic radiosurgery * Percutaneous radiofrequency gangliolysis * Mechanical balloon gangliolysis * Image-guided tractotomy and nucleotomy * Cordotomy * Midline myelotomy
However Finck advocated endoscopic laser cordotomy for bilateral abductor palsy 17.
to rs or In theory, cordotomy can treat pain anywhere in the body wh co o body, depending on which part of the cord doctors operate on.
Neuropathic SCI pain treatment options were limited to surgical procedures such as cordotomy and, in an extreme case, bilateral frontal lobotomy [6,10].
This premier issue featured clinical articles on patients with cervical spondylosis, percutaneous cordotomy, hyperirritable carotid sinus mechanism, and traumatic head injury.
Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as dorsal root entry zone (DREZ), rhizotomy, or cordotomy is recommended, in which incisions are made in select nerve locations to interrupt the pain in the nervous system itself.
Kevin Bleasel studied the use of spinothalamic cordotomy, particularly for the management of unilateral lower limb pain of malignant origin.
The most common is cordotomy: severing the nerve fibers on one or both sides of the spinal cord that travel the express routes to the brain.
She then underwent right vocal cordotomy and excision of the right arytenoid vocal process.