What is Left L5 Hemilaminotomy?

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laminotomy. (lam-i-not-m) Excision of a portion of a vertebral lamina in which the intervertebral foramen is enlarged by removal of a portion of the lamina. Syn: rachiotomy. [L. lamina, layer, + G. tom, incision. hemi- One-half. Cf. semi-
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Hemilaminotomy is an incision into the vertebral lamina. This is when the interverebral foramen gets enlarged. The L5 is a nerve root. ...
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