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Template:Interventions infobox Laminectomy is a surgical procedure for treating spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord. The lamina of the vertebra is removed or trimmed to widen the spinal canal and create more space for the spinal nerves.
The first laminectomy was performed in 1887 by Dr. Victor Horsley, a professor of surgery at the University College London. He was lauded for his breakthrough procedure.
Surgery, Nervous system: neurosurgical procedures (ICD-9-CM V3 01-05)
|Skull, brain, and cerebral meninges|
|Spinal cord and spinal canal|
|Cranial and peripheral nerves|
|Sympathetic nerves or ganglia|
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