A ganglionectomy, also called a gangliectomy, is the surgical removal of a ganglion. The removal of a ganglion cyst usually requires a ganglionectomy. Such cysts usually form on the hand, foot or wrist and may cause pain or impair body function. Aspiration of the cyst and steroid injections are typically performed first. If they fail, the cyst is excised under local, regional or even general anesthetic. Ganglionectomies are also performed for other reasons, such as the treatment of chronic pain.

Surgery, Nervous system: neurosurgical and other procedures (ICD-9-CM V3 01–05+89.1, ICD-10-PCS 00–01)
Skull Craniotomy · Craniectomy (Decompressive craniectomy) · Cranioplasty

thalamus and globus pallidus: Thalamotomy · Thalamic stimulator · Pallidotomy

ventricular system: Ventriculostomy · Suboccipital puncture · Intracranial pressure monitoring

cerebrum: Psychosurgery (Lobotomy, Bilateral cingulotomy) · Hemispherectomy · Anterior temporal lobectomy

pituitary: Hypophysectomy

hippocampus: Amygdalohippocampectomy

Brain biopsy
Cerebral meninges Meningeal biopsy
Spinal cord and spinal canal

Spinal cord and roots (Cordotomy, Rhizotomy)

Vertebrae and intervertebral discs: see Template:Bone, cartilage, and joint procedures
Medical imaging CT head · Cerebral angiography · Pneumoencephalography · Echoencephalography/Transcranial doppler · MRI of brain and brain stem · Brain PET · SPECT of brain · Myelography
Diagnostic Electroencephalography · Lumbar puncture · Polysomnography
CPRs Glasgow Coma Scale · Mini-mental state examination · NIH stroke scale · CHADS score
Cranial and peripheral nerves Nerve block · Vagotomy
Sympathetic nerves or ganglia Ganglionectomy · Sympathectomy (Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy)
Nerves (general) Axotomy · Neurectomy · Nerve biopsy
Diagnostic Nerve conduction study · Electromyography
Medical imaging Magnetic resonance neurography


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