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Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 3rd, 2012
I. Pathophysiology—Laminectomy is the surgical excision of a vertebral posterior arch performed in the presence of a herniated disc for the purpose of relieving pressure on the spinal cord nerve roots and removing a source of pain. II. Types a. Open laminectomy is performed under general anesthesia; skin, muscles, and ligaments are cut, bone may be permanently ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 2nd, 2012
LARYNGECTOMY (POSTOPERATIVE CARE) I. Pathophysiology a. Malignancy lies above the clavicle, for instance lip, mouth, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, but excludes the brain, spinal cord, axial skeleton, and vertebrae. b. Cancers limited to the vocal cords (intrinsic) tend to spread slowly, whereas cancers involving the epiglottis (extrinsic) are more likely to metastasize to lymph nodes of neck. c. ...

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