craniectomy

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cra·ni·ec·to·my

 (krā′nē-ĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. cra·ni·ec·to·mies
Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium.

craniectomy

(ˌkreɪnɪˈɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
the surgical removal of a part of the skull to facilitate brain surgery, the bone then being discarded rather than replaced

craniectomy

Surgery to remove part of the skull.
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There were 21 patients who experienced END that received the following single or combined treatments: partial decompressive craniectomy (8 patients), hematoma evacuation (6 patients), lateral ventricle puncture and drainage (5 patients), and surface hypothermia (13 patients).
Surgical options in ICH including decompressive craniectomy.
Flint and associates11 have investigated the expansion rates of intra-cerebral contusion after decompressive craniectomy and showed that re-expansion occurred in 58% of patients and it was associated with higher mortality and prolonged morbidity.
Patients with cerebrospinal fluid leakage and/or external decompressive craniectomy were excluded from the study because their intracranial compliance was influenced and the PRx calculation was unreliable.
Sequential design, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of early decompressive craniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction.
Of relevance, he had a left lenticulo-capsular hematoma and underwent decompressive craniectomy two years before the onset of psychiatric symptoms.
Cranioplasty was timed in all these patients using native bone flap preserved in the abdominal wall after decompressive craniectomy.
Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of decompressive craniectomy (DC) in adults with severe traumatic brain injury (STBI).
Neurosurgical Interventions: Decompressive craniectomy is a commonly practiced therapeutic approach for patients with severe TBI who are at risk of developing severe cerebral edema.