craniotome


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craniotome

 [kra´ne-o-tōm″]
a cutting instrument used in craniotomy.

cra·ni·o·tome

(krā'nē-ō-tōm'),
Instrument formerly used for perforation and crushing of the fetal skull.

Craniotome

A type of surgical drill used to operate on the skull. It has a self-controlled system that stops the drill when the bone is penetrated.
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Bur holes could not be drilled, as the craniotome was not long enough to penetrate this area of thickened skull.