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Spinal Laminectomy Spine Surgery

Laminectomy is a term used to describe operations on the spine where the bone surrounding the spine (the lamina) is removed. There are 7 laminae in the neck, laminectomy here being called a cervical laminectomy, 12 in the chest (thoracic laminectomy), and 5 in the lumbar region (lumbar laminectomy). All the laminae at the base of the spine are fused into one bone called the sacrum (sacral laminectomy). The laminae are named by the letter of their area and the number of the vertebrae from the top downwards. Hence the 3rd cervical lamina is noted as C3. A laminectomy may be at a single level, or cover multiple levels…

 

Why is a Laminectomy performed ?

There tend to be two broad reasons for a laminectomy: to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or the nerves emerging from it, or to allow access to the spinal cord in order to operate on it. An example of the first type is the common operation for a slipped disc. Here, the lamina (or part of it) has to be removed to allow the nerves coming from the spinal cord to be seen. The part of the disc pressing on the nerve can then be removed. An example of the second type of operation is where there is a tumour growing within the spinal cord itself…

 

Preparations needed for a Laminectomy

Some laminectomies are carried out as emergencies, perhaps for a problem causing rapid paralysis of the legs or arms. Others are carried out as planned procedures for slow deterioration in the limbs, or for pain. In emergencies, less time can be spent carrying out tests. X-rays of the spine are taken to see if there are any abnormalities of the bones. The usual next investigation is a myelogram…

 

What Happens during a Laminectomy ?

Laminectomies are always performed under general anaesthetic. You will be admitted at least the night before surgery and starved for at least 6 hours before the operation. The anaesthetist will visit before surgery and prescribe a light sedative (the pre-med). In the operating theatre you will be anaesthetized and put on the operating table, usually face down, although occasionally on your side. A cut will be made in the middle of the back over the area being operated on. The cut is deepened to the muscles which are spread outwards to reveal the laminae. The correct level is confirmed either by counting from a fixed point, or taking an x-ray. Having exposed the laminae, the bone is nibbled away using a variety of bone cutters…

 

After a Laminectomy

On recovery from the anaesthetic, observations of blood pressure, pulse and limb movement will take place at regular intervals for the first few hours. The back will be sore and regular painkilling injections or a painkilling drip will be given. Next day you will probably be able to eat or drink and the drip will be removed. Sometimes there is difficulty passing urine after the operation and a catheter is passed into the bladder, usually being left there until the you are up and about. The decision about when you can get up is made by the surgeon and usually depends on the type of operation…

 

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Spinal Laminectomy Spine Surgery

 

Laminectomy is a term used to describe operations on the spine where the bone surrounding the spine (the lamina) is removed. There are 7 laminae in the neck, laminectomy here being called a cervical laminectomy, 12 in the chest (thoracic laminectomy), and 5 in the lumbar region (lumbar laminectomy). All the laminae at the base of the spine are fused into one bone called the sacrum (sacral laminectomy). The laminae are named by the letter of their area and the number of the vertebrae from the top downwards. Hence the 3rd cervical lamina is noted as C3. A laminectomy may be at a single level, or cover multiple levels…

 

Why is a Laminectomy performed ?

There tend to be two broad reasons for a laminectomy: to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or the nerves emerging from it, or to allow access to the spinal cord in order to operate on it. An example of the first type is the common operation for a slipped disc. Here, the lamina (or part of it) has to be removed to allow the nerves coming from the spinal cord to be seen. The part of the disc pressing on the nerve can then be removed. An example of the second type of operation is where there is a tumour growing within the spinal cord itself…

 

Preparations needed for a Laminectomy

Some laminectomies are carried out as emergencies, perhaps for a problem causing rapid paralysis of the legs or arms. Others are carried out as planned procedures for slow deterioration in the limbs, or for pain. In emergencies, less time can be spent carrying out tests. X-rays of the spine are taken to see if there are any abnormalities of the bones. The usual next investigation is a myelogram…

 

What Happens during a Laminectomy ?

Laminectomies are always performed under general anaesthetic. You will be admitted at least the night before surgery and starved for at least 6 hours before the operation. The anaesthetist will visit before surgery and prescribe a light sedative (the pre-med). In the operating theatre you will be anaesthetized and put on the operating table, usually face down, although occasionally on your side. A cut will be made in the middle of the back over the area being operated on. The cut is deepened to the muscles which are spread outwards to reveal the laminae. The correct level is confirmed either by counting from a fixed point, or taking an x-ray. Having exposed the laminae, the bone is nibbled away using a variety of bone cutters…

 

After a Laminectomy

On recovery from the anaesthetic, observations of blood pressure, pulse and limb movement will take place at regular intervals for the first few hours. The back will be sore and regular painkilling injections or a painkilling drip will be given. Next day you will probably be able to eat or drink and the drip will be removed. Sometimes there is difficulty passing urine after the operation and a catheter is passed into the bladder, usually being left there until the you are up and about. The decision about when you can get up is made by the surgeon and usually depends on the type of operation…

 

 

 

 

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