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Nervous System & Psychiatry - Q – Operative Terms of Nervous System & A – Meanin

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carotid endarterectomy incision and coring of the lining of the carotid artery to clear a blockage caused by the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque or a clot; an open procedure used to treat patients who are at risk for stroke
craniectomy excision of part of the skull to approach the brain
craniotomy incision into the skull to approach the brain
diskectomy or discectomy removal of a herniated disk; often done percutaneously (per = through; cutaneous = skin)
endovascular minimally invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment of
neurosurgery disorders within blood vessels of the neck, brain, and spinal cord using specialized catheters inserted percutaneously
interventional neuroradiology (through the skin) into the femoral artery (in the groin) and guided by angiographic imaging to the treatment site; performed in a specialized angiographic laboratory by interventional neuroradiologists; common procedures are: percutaneous transluminal an
laminectomy excision of one or more laminae of the vertebrae to approach the spinal cord
microsurgery use of a microscope to dissect minute structures during surgery
neuroplasty surgical repair of a nerve
spondylosyndesis spinal fusion
Created by: shachi.pandit