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craniectomy

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

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

Neurosurgery The surgical excision of bone to access the brain. See Metal plate in the head.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cra·ni·ec·to·my

(krā'nē-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a portion of the skull.
[G. kranion, skull, + ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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When these interventions fail, decompressive craniectomy can be attempted to relieve intracranial pressure (Stocchetti & Maas, 2014).
The severe swelling was crushing her brain, meaning surgeons needed to perform a craniectomy, to remove a quarter of her skull to prevent further damage.
Emergent decompressive craniectomy was extracted as a yes/no procedure from the records.
(5.) Sahuquillo J, Arikan F Decompressive craniectomy for the treatment of refractory high intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury.
Decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury and importance of intracranial pressure monitoring.
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