Facetectomy

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Facetectomy
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 84.8

Facetectomy is a surgical procedure which involves decompression of a spinal nerve root. For example, it can be performed in severely resistant cases of cervical rhizalgia, where the cervical nerve roots within the intervertebral foramina are decompressed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight G (August 1955). "Facetectomy in the Treatment of Cervical Rhizalgia". Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 48 (8): 595–7. PMC 1919197. PMID 13254725.