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Neurotomy may refer to the application of heat (as in radio frequency nerve lesioning) or freezing to sensory nerve fibers to cause their temporary degeneration, usually to relieve pain. Neurotomy and neurolysis (where the degeneration is caused by the application of chemical agents) are forms of neurolytic block. "Neurotomy" is sometimes used as a synonym for neurectomy, the surgical cutting or removal of nervous tissue.[1]


  1. ^ Scott Fishman; Jane Ballantyne; James P. Rathmell (January 2010). Bonica's Management of Pain. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 1458. ISBN 978-0-7817-6827-6. Retrieved 15 August 2013.