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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.
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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
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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]
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craniotomy

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

A surgical method of making an opening in the skull; sometimes performed on a fetus during a difficult birth; also called cephalotomy.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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Translations

cra·ni·ot·o·my

n. craneotomía, trepanación del cráneo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

craniotomy

n (pl -ties) craneotomía
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'Apart from improving the hospital facilities, this provision is also for the purchase of medical equipment needed by the hospital such as the magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) machine which is expected to be completed next year (2020) worth RM3 million, portable ultrasound machine worth RM300,000 and two sets of craniotomy worth RM500,000,' he said.
Volumes of literature have been published regarding the surface landmark for strategic burr hole for retrosigmoid craniotomy, but regarding the surface anatomy of the transverse sinus only a few literature have been published.
And she fears she will have to re-learn it all again after she has another craniotomy tomorrow - or even die.
But a craniotomy was impossible because the hospital's medical registrars were on strike at the time.Craniotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the skull to access the brain.
First, they did the frontal craniotomy to open the skull in order to access the brain.
First, they performed a frontal craniotomy to open the skull.
Surgical intervention included both burr hole aspiration and craniotomy for evacuation/drainage of hematoma.
Musa Manzini was given local aesthetic during what doctors called an "awake craniotomy" earlier this month at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, South Africa.
Manzini was given local anesthetic during what doctors call an "awake craniotomy" this month at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban.