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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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In the two cases at University of New Mexico (3), both patients required small surgical craniectomies
for removal of skull and TASER fragment.
Thousands of decompressive craniectomies
are performed each year, often as the result of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Even in brain death, the notion of irreversibility can be questioned, given the theoretical availability of decompressive craniectomies
to prevent the pressure-related arrest of brain blood flow in refractory intracranial hypertension.