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the surgeon removes the ligament joining the vertebrae along all or part of the lamina. The nerve root is pulled back toward the center of the spinal column, and all or part of the disc is removed.

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A laminectomy defect refers to a complication that can occur following a laminectomy surgery, where a portion of the protective bony covering of the spinal cord (lamina) is removed. This defect can lead to issues such as instability or weakness in the spine, nerve compression, or spinal fluid leakage. Treatment may involve additional surgery or other interventions to address the defect and its associated symptoms.

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Surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra.

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A laminectomy defect means an abnormality in the spine imaging that can be explained by previous surgery. The disk surgery left changes in the appearance of the spine as expected.

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