Suboccipital craniectomy - definition of suboccipital craniectomy by The Free Dictionary
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n. pl. cra·ni·ec·to·mies
Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium.
, pl -mies
the surgical removal of a part of the skull to facilitate brain surgery, the bone then being discarded rather than replaced
Surgery to remove part of the skull.
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Unfortunately, one month after being discharged from our clinic, the patient had to undergo a foramen magnum decompression procedure performed via a suboccipital craniectomy
along with a cerebellar tonsillectomy and duraplasty in the neurosurgical clinic due to the persistence of her symptoms.
The tumor was removed almost completely by suboccipital craniectomy
She underwent a suboccipital craniectomy
and C1-C2 laminectomy without complication.