craniectomy

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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.
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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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All patients [except 1 case of translabyrinthine approach] underwent Retrosigmoid retromastoid suboccipital craniectomy.
At suboccipital craniectomy, a well-circumscribed tumor was found over the left occipital condyle and the lateral aspect of the first cervical vertebra.
Suboccipital craniectomy defects resulting from vestibular schwannoma removal were reconstructed by CPC (28).
In a symptomatic patient, a suboccipital craniectomy, cervical laminectomy, and duraplasty to decompress the Chiari malformation is the treatment of choice.[2,16] The laminectomy and duraplasty provide space surrounding the cerebellum and spinal cord.
All patients underwent definitive surgery through suboccipital craniectomy. Total excision was achieved in 26 cases, subtotal in 4 cases.