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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Extended use of hypothermia in elderly patients with malignant cerebral edema as an alternative to hemicraniectomy.
Post-Operative Expansion of Hemorrhagic Contusions after Unilateral Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Surgical intervention may include decompressive hemicraniectomy to allow for space additional swelling to reduce the risk of cerebral herniation.
Objective: To evaluate the outcome of early replacement of autologous bone flap for decompressive hemicraniectomy in severe traumatic brain injury patients.
Hemicraniectomy for massive middle cerebral artery territory infarction: A systematic review.
Decompressive hemicraniectomy was proposed as a "rescue" solution that should be taken into consideration for young patients with clinical degeneration due to extended cerebral infraction resisting medical treatment.
A lifesaving decompressive hemicraniectomy was done," the press release said.
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Hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: retrospective consent to decompressive surgery depends on functional long-term outcome.
There is only limited, low-grade evidence for alternative treatments, such as endovascular therapy or decompressive hemicraniectomy.