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Common Treatments of the Nervous System

carotid endarterectomy surgical removal of an obstruction within the carotid artery
cerebrospinal fluid shunts surgical procedure to create a bypass to drain cerebrospinal fluid
cordectomy surgical removal of part of the spinal cord
craniotomy surgical incision into the brain through the cranium
cryosurgery use of extreme cold to destroy brain tissue
decompression surgical procedure to relieve intracranial pressure
halo traction traction that connects the head and cervical are for neck stability
laminectomy surgical removal of a portion of the vertebrae to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve
myelocele repair repair of an open spine
nerve block regional anesthetic is injected to stop the passage of sensory stimulation along a nerve path
stereotaxic thalamotomy stereotaxic instrument is used to disrupt the transmission of motor impulses from tremors
sympathectomy surgical removal of a portion of a sympathetic nerve or ganglion
trephination process of cutting out a piece of bone in the skull to enter into the brain or relieve pressure
ulnar nerve transposition transfer and decompression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow
vagotomy surgical incision into the vagus nerve to cut away parts of its branches
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