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cra·ni·ot·o·my

 (krā′nē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. cra·ni·ot·o·mies
1. Surgical incision into the skull.
2. The cutting or breaking of the fetal skull to reduce its size for removal when normal delivery is not possible.

craniotomy

(ˌkreɪnɪˈɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Surgery) any surgical incision into the skull, esp to expose the brain for neurosurgery
2. (Surgery) the surgical crushing of a fetal skull to extract a dead fetus

cra•ni•ot•o•my

(ˌkreɪ niˈɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical opening of the skull, usu. for operations on the brain.
[1850–55]

craniotomy

the surgical operation of opening the skull, as for an operation on the brain.
See also: Brain, Head

craniotomy

A surgical method of making an opening in the skull; sometimes performed on a fetus during a difficult birth; also called cephalotomy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craniotomy - a surgical opening through the skull
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations

cra·ni·ot·o·my

n. craneotomía, trepanación del cráneo.

craniotomy

n (pl -ties) craneotomía
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4 Here we present our local experience over a period of three years involving closure of craniotomies with titanium mini plates and give a brief discussion of alternatives available for rigid fixation.
However, small craniotomies also have some restrictions.
Materials and Methods: From January 2015 to December 2015, four patients with large HPHs accepting minipterional craniotomies and transsylvian-transinsular (TS-TI) approaches were analyzed retrospectively in terms of hematoma evacuation rate, recovery of consciousness, and short-term functional prognosis.
He said: "Over the years my treatment plan included three craniotomies, two procedures to stop the leakage from the operation wounds, two lumbar punctures, radiotherapy and I am currently on my fifth chemotherapy course.
Additionally, using NBS mapping enabled neurosurgeons to use smaller craniotomies.
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This seventh edition offers new material on new procedures such as awake craniotomies, brain mapping, and endovascular techniques, and reveals the latest understanding of conditions such as dural arteriovenous malformations and new monitoring modalities such as cerebral microdialysis.
the indications for craniotomies performed for each group are given in table 2.
All patients with craniotomies have the potential to develop tension pneumocephalus.
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We do craniotomies on average, lately, of one a day.