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.
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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
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craniectomy

Surgery to remove part of the skull.
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Grace was stabilised over the course of a few days and was then given a craniectomy, which involved the removal of the whole front of her skull to allow the brain to swell.
Patients who had more than 60 mL of blood loss, need undergoing decompressive craniectomy because of severe cerebral edema, had cerebellar hemorrhage, brainstem hemorrhage, craniocerebral injury, arterial aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation, or have took anticoagulant drugs for a long term were excluded.
She later underwent a four-hour craniectomy - a procedure which removes a small section of the skull - at the Walton Centre, to remove the tumour she had nicknamed 'the monster.' But Kim then had to wait eight weeks for the biopsy results to come back on her tumour.
She later underwent a four hour craniectomy - a procedure which removes a small section of the skull - at the Walton Centre to remove the tumour she had nicknamed 'the monster.'
A craniectomy was needed to drain the abscess and a mastoidectomy was also required.
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They concluded that a large part of the tumour should be located relatively close to the surface, it should be feasible to place a craniectomy or burr-holes immediately overlying the tumour, and TTF electrodes should be applied in close vicinity to the surgically made bony opening.
Hospital practices that include fitting of helmets for patients following craniectomy surgery and the requirement of nursing staff to clamp the EVD may contribute to delays in mobilisation of patients in both the ward and ICU environments.
The patient was taken to the operating theatre and surgery took almost 12 hours, where Dr Kanaan resected the tumour totally through a sub-occipital craniectomy. He was assisted by Dr Rajesh Kumar, Zulekha Hospital neurosurgery specialist.
Salim Kanaan resected the tumor totally through a sub-occipital craniectomy, all performed under the most advanced neurosurgical microscope, the KINEVO 900, and assisted in part by Dr.