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Descriptor English:   Spinal Fusion 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fusión Vertebral 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Fusão Vertebral 
Synonyms English:   Fusion, Spinal
Fusions, Spinal
Spinal Fusions
Spondylodeses
Spondylodesis
Spondylosyndeses
Spondylosyndesis  
Tree Number:   E04.555.100.700
Definition English:   Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed) 
See Related English:   Laminectomy
 
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VE veterinary  
Record Number:   13506 
Unique Identifier:   D013123 

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