Advanced Coding Ch. 15

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carpal tunnel

eight bones in the wrist that form a tunnel-like structure; the tunnel is filled with flexor tendons that control finger movement and provide a pathway for the median nerve to reach sensory cells in the hand

conization

removal of a cone-shaped piece of tissue

discectomy

removal of an intervertebral disc

enucleation of the eye

severing of the eyeball from extraorbital muscles and optic nerve and its removal

hysteroscopy

visualization of the cervical canal and uterine cavity using a hyseteroscopy

intracapsular cataract extraction

removal of lens and surrounding capsule

laminectomy

excision of the entire posterior arch or lamina of a vertebra

myringotomy

surgical incision of the tympanic membrane; usually performed to release pressure or fluid

neurostimulator

electrode and pulse generator that are implanted along the spine to alleviate pain or control spasms

omentectomy

surgical removal of the omentum

postpartum care

begins after vaginal or cesarean section delivery

salpingo-oophorectomy

surgical removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries

transpedicular approach

performed through and inside the pedicle of a thoracic vertebra to access a thoracic disk

vaginal birth after cesarean

planned vaginal birth after previous cesarean section

varicocele

abnormal dilation of the veins of the spermatic testis

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