Stephensons Trustpilot stars
Based on count 1089
View all reviews

Medical terms glossary - L

This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.

Labial - Of or relating to either the lips of the mouth or vulva.

Labioplasty - Surgical repair of the labia.

Laceration - Cut in tissue.

Lachrymal - Tear production.

Lag screw - A fracture fixation device.

Laminectomy - Spinal surgery to reach the discs, nerve roots or spinal cord.

Laparoscopy - Technique used for visual inspection of pelvic organs by inflating the cavity.

Laparotomy - Cut in the abdomen to investigate or treat disease.

Laryngectomy - Surgical removal of part of the larynx or ‘voice box’.

Lateral - Away from the midline.

Left homonymous hemianopia - Left side of vision disabled.

Lesion - Damage.

Leucocyte - White blood cells.

Leucocytosis - Increased concentration of white blood cells, commonly associated with infection.

Leukaemia - Disease causing abnormal creation of white blood cells, potentially fatal.

Ligament - Fibrous tissue linking bones.

Lobe - A section of the brain.

Lordosis - Normal curvature of the spine.

Lumbago - The lower part of the back.

Lumbar - Of or relating to the lower back.

Lumbosacral spine - Lower back spine.

Lumen - Cavity within structures such as the intestines.

Lunate bone - A bone of the wrist.

Lymph gland - A structure in the system of lymphatic vessels which transfer the fluid that fills the space between organs.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 

N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

If you would like assistance in relation to a possible clinical negligence claim speak to our experts for free initial advice on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.

loading staff

4.7out of 10
4.7 score on Trustpilot Based on count 1089

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer

As we are navigate our way through our third lockdown in ten months, the upheaval thrust upon us by coronavirus is becoming all too familiar. The overwhelming demand on the NHS is reported daily in the news and many of us have had personal...

Read more

SolicitorsLLP

Stephensons' week-long giveaway

This year ‘Blue Monday’ falls on January 18th, in what are already challenging times we’d like to try and raise spirits a little each day with a week-long giveaway. Throughout the week we’ll be looking for nominations for donations...

Read more

Clin neg staff reorder

  • Louise Griffiths
  • Judith Thomas-Whittingham
  • Tom Mooney
  • Laura Sheehan
  • Claire Stockley
  • Jamie Cruickshanks
  • ​Carla Duprey
  • Gemma Crompton
  • Kelly Withers
  • Heather Bottomley
  • Pam Thompson
  • Justine Wright