Definitions for "DISCECTOMY"
excision of the intra-articular disc of a joint.
A procedure typically used to correct a "disc prolapse" (commonly known as a "slipped disc"). A disc prolapse occurs when the pulpy portion of an invertebral disc in your spine protrudes and causes painful pressure on a spinal nerve. The discectomy corrects this problem by removing the protruding part of the disc.
The removal of a disc or part of a disc.