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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 craniectomies involve the removal of part of a patient's skull to allow a swelling brain room to expand without being squeezed.
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