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A laminectomy is a surgery to remove a small portion of a vertebra. Vertebrae are the bones of the spine. The part removed is called the lamina.
In some cases, only a portion of the lamina is removed from the vertebra. The part removed is above and below a pinched nerve. This procedure is known as laminotomy.
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Last reviewedDecember 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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