craniectomy


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
She did not require immediate neurosurgical intervention but the following morning, the fourth postpartum day, she was intubated and taken to the operating room for an emergent craniectomy with evacuation of 500 mL of blood.
Patient number 3 was a 40-year-old woman with a large left middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke who underwent left-sided decompressive craniectomy for declining neurological examination and refractory intracranial hypertension.
The unusual procedure Jahfari had at Southampton Children's Hospital is described as a bi-frontal decompressive craniectomy and insertion of bone flap into anterior abdominal wall.
The CTACC team performed an emergency craniectomy and subsequently a cranioplasty to restore him back to health.
However, in this case series, all participants had intracranial pressure monitoring and two underwent neurosurgical procedures that included a craniectomy and a craniotomy.
Cummins, "Reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion without craniectomy in rats," Stroke, vol.
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.
A 59-year-old male presented with spontaneous left-sided acute subdural hemorrhage, for which he underwent decompressive left craniectomy (Figure 1) with an uneventful recovery.
She was taken to the operating room for a craniectomy with debulking of the hematoma and clipping of the right middle cerebral artery aneurysm.
For example, normalising intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury by early decompressive craniectomy (2), arterial blood pressure in sepsis by inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (3), urine output in acute renal impairment using dopamine (4), haemoglobin (when not bleeding) by transfusion (5), and blood glucose using an insulin infusion (6).