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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