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craniectomy

 [kra″ne-ek´to-me]
excision of a segment of the skull.

cra·ni·ec·to·my

(krā'nē-ek'tō-mē),
Excision of a portion of the skull, without replacement of the bone (for example, subtemporal or suboccipital).
[G. kranion, skull, + ektomē, excision]

craniectomy

(krā′nē-ĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. craniecto·mies
Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium.

craniectomy

[krā′nē·ek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, kranion, cranium, ektomē, excision
the surgical removal of a portion of the cranium.

craniectomy

Neurosurgery The surgical excision of bone to access the brain. See Metal plate in the head.

cra·ni·ec·to·my

(krā'nē-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a portion of the skull.
[G. kranion, skull, + ektomē, excision]

craniectomy (krā·nē·ekˑ·t·mē),

n removal of a section of the skull by surgical means.

craniectomy

excision of a segment of the skull.

suboccipital craniectomy
the surgical approach is to the caudal cerebellum.
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Decompressive craniectomy and expansive duraplasty with evacuation of hypertensive intracerebral hematoma, a randomized controlled trial.
Decompressive craniectomy and early cranioplasty for the management of severe head injury: A prospective multicenter study on 147 patients.
Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a neurosurgical procedure in which a portion of skull is removed along with durotomy so that swollen brain tissue can have normal cerebral perfusion and reduction in ICP3.
Decompressive craniectomy has been suggested for patients with conditions refractory to medical management (20,21).
In this situation, hyperventilation and decreased cerebral blood flow may decrease intracranial pressure enough to forestall death, buying time for other measures such as diuresis, hypertonic fluid infusion, and/or decompressive craniectomy to be performed.
Doctor Blake Welling decided to perform bilateral decompressive craniectomy.
El estudio Decompressive Craniectomy in Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction (DECIMAL) incluyo 38 pacientes intervenidos dentro de las primeras 30 horas luego del inicio de los sintomas y en las primeras 6 horas luego de la randomizacion.
These range from simply placing the patient in the reverse Trendelenburg position to facilitate venous drainage of the cranium to administering mannitol and hypertonic saline, progressive hypocapnia, pharmacological manipulation using intravenous barbiturates, and possibly neuromuscular blockade, ventricular drainage and decompressive craniectomy.
The procedure was needed to reduce pressure and a statement from the La Paz hospital in Madrid read: "The patient is stable and remains under observation in the intensive care unit, having undergone a decompressive craniectomy after suffering from a decrease in the level of consciousness due to a cerebral edema.
The procedure was needed to reduce pressure, and a statement from the La Paz hospital, in Madrid, read: "The patient is stable and remains under observation in the intensive care unit, having undergone a decompressive craniectomy after suffering from a decrease in the level of consciousness due to a cerebral edema.
Part of his skull was removed in a surgical procedure known as a decompressive craniectomy as a measure to ease pressure on his brain.