Discectomy 英 [dɪ'sektəmɪ] 美 [dɪ'sektəmɪ]
释义 n. 椎间盘切除术；椎间盘切除
例句 The mean duration of follow-up after the second discectomy was 52.6 months.二次椎间盘切除术后的随访平均持续时间是52.6个月。
作者： A. Scerrati
First described by Robertson and Cloward in the 1950s, ACDF has been widely used to treat cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy. In experienced hands, ACDF represents a relatively straightforward operation with high rate of clinical success. Following ACDF, cervical collars have been used with the aim of preventing further spinal cord injuries promoting vertebral ossification and relieving pain and finally providing patients with an increased sense of security. Despite these theoretical advantages, the routine use of postoperative ECO is still based on a common practice and surgeon’s preference than solid evidence-based literature. Moreover, their use is not without complications, including skin breakdown and damage, difficulty in swallowing, coughing, breathing, and vomiting.