hemicraniectomy

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]

hemicraniectomy

(hĕm″ē-krā-nē-ĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + ektome, excision]
The surgical division of the cranial vault from front backward, exposing half of the brain.
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The upcoming trend in this market is the introduction of a technique, which involves the combination of decompressive hemicraniectomy and endovascular thrombectomy to treat patients with cerebral venous thrombosis.
Hemicraniectomy for massive middle cerebral artery territory infarction: a systematic review.
Hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery territory infarction: An updated review.
Early decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery syndrome may be life-saving, halving the untreated 80% mortality, but careful patient choice and early timing of the procedure are necessary to select those with the best chance of surviving with an acceptable functional outcome.
On admission, her Glasgow Coma Scale score was 5, and she was taken immediately for surgical evacuation of hematoma with hemicraniectomy. She remains on mechanical ventilation and is being sedated with diprovan and fentanyl.
Decompressive hemicraniectomy in patients with supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage.
Extended use of hypothermia in elderly patients with malignant cerebral edema as an alternative to hemicraniectomy. J Stroke 2016;18:337-43.
Park et al., "Reduction of midline shift following decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction," Journal of Stroke, vol.
Repeat brain CT the next day showed worsening edema with mass effect on the lateral ventricle and midline shift; thus neurosurgery was consulted and the patient had a left hemicraniectomy. However, mental status remained poor; the patient had a tracheostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and was transferred to a long-term acute care facility.
Here, we report a 14-year-old male with a chronic wound infection after hemicraniectomy that was eventually determined to be caused by Trichophyton.
Decompressive hemicraniectomy or endovascular intervention may be necessary in the case of progressive neurologic symptoms, coma, or increasing intracranial hypertension [22, 23].
Post-Operative Expansion of Hemorrhagic Contusions after Unilateral Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.