hemicraniotomy

hem·i·cra·ni·ot·o·my

(hem'ē-krā'nē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Separation and reflection of the greater part or all of one half of the cranium, as a preliminary to an operation upon the brain.
Synonym(s): hemicraniectomy
[hemi- + G. kranion, skull, + tomē, cut]
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Still, in the vast majority of these cases of comatose patients, the hemicraniotomy is necessary, otherwise, they die.