craniotomy


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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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They said that on the night of February 19 about 11 pm, a patient was brought to trauma theatre for craniotomy.
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us to most of " Andy's treatment was holding the tumour at bay but not shrinking it, so he had his third craniotomy in late November
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Study was conducted on 18 years old male patient with head and brain injury and post craniotomy blindness.
Background and Objective: Craniotomy bone flaps should be replaced for both cosmetic and protective purposes.
The advanced development has made it possible for a neurosurgeon to treat more sophisticated lesions with smaller craniotomy.
Leo underwent a life-saving craniotomy - a form of brain surgery before having a "fully awake" craniotomy, where he could not be put to sleep for initial stages of surgery.
Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the issue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.