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

[-kran′ē·ek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, hemi, half, kranion, skull, ektomē, excision
a surgical procedure in which part or all of one half of the skull is excised and reflected as a preliminary step to certain types of brain operations.

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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There is only limited, low-grade evidence for alternative treatments, such as endovascular therapy or decompressive hemicraniectomy.
From the tests conducted after the procedure he believes the animal model is effective in studying cerebral post-conditioning as induced by decompressive hemicraniectomy, and that post-conditioning significantly reduces ischemic cerebral damage in a clinical animal model.
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After discontinuation of prostacyclin, the patient experienced an elevation in ICE evolution of the contusion, and cerebral edema requiring a hemicraniectomy.
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One such operation involved the complete removal of her frontal cranial bone, a procedure known as a decompressive hemicraniectomy, leaving her permanently disfigured.
After an emergency decompressive hemicraniectomy and placement of an ICP monitor, she was admitted to the ICU with elevated ICPs and an APACHE II score of 33.
A study combining early (15 [+ or -] 6 hours) decompressive hemicraniectomy with mild hypothermia (35[degrees]C) for 48 hours showed a trend toward better outcomes with the combined therapies (Els et al.
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Hemicraniectomy may be used to control increased intracranial pressure that occurs from cerebral edema following a large hemispheric stroke.
To decompress the brain tissue at risk, the surgeon decided to perform a left fronto-tempo-parietal hemicraniectomy.