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Mesh term Diskectomy

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Decompression, Surgical
Orthopedic Procedures


Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.

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Diskectomy, Percutaneous

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