Definitions for "Cordotomy"
Incision of the spinal cord for pain relief ( Ch. 12).
surgical severing which obliterates pain and temperature sensation below the level of the spinothalamic portion of the anterolateral tract severed, and is usually done for pain in the legs and trunk
An operation to divide bundles of nerve fibers within the spinal cord to relieve chronic pain that has not responded to more conservative treatments.