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carotid endarterectomy

incision and coring of the lining of the carotid artery to clear a blockage caused by the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque or a clot

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craniectomy

excision of part of the skull to approach the brain

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craniotomy

incision into the skull to approach the brain

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diskectomy or discectomy

removal of a herniated disc; often done percutaneously

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endovascular neurosurgery; interventional neuroradiology

minimally invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment of disorders within the blood vessels of the head, neck and spinal cord by using a catheter inserted into the femoral artery

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laminectomy

excision of one or more laminae of the vertebrae to approach the spinal cord

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vertebral lamina

flattened, posterior portion of the vertebral arch

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microsurgery

use of a microscope during surgery

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neuroplasty

surgical repair of a nerve

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spondylosyndesis

spinal fusion

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