neurectomy

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neurectomy

[nü′rek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of a portion of a nerve.
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The number of labyrinthectomies remained fairly constant throughout the decade, and the number of vestibular neurectomies slowly declined.
A decade later, a gradual decline in the number of neurectomies is evident, and surgeons have shifted their treatment strategies toward more conservative initial surgical approaches-that is, endolymphatic sac surgery, which is associated with a low incidence of morbidity, and intratympanic gentamicin, which was new and not widely used in the United States at the time of ourprevious report.
Four patients had previously undergone surgery (two vestibular neurectomies, one endolymphatic sac drainage, and one labyrinthectomy) for incapacitating vertigo at other institutions.