Definition of Craniectomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure for removing a part of the skull, called a bone flap, to relieve intracranial pressure. ¹



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Medical Definition of Craniectomy

1. Surgery performed on the skull where pieces of bone are removed to gain access to the brain and the bone pieces are not replaced. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craniectomy

cranial root of accessory nerve
cranial roots
cranial sinuses
cranial sutures
cranial synchondroses
cranial vault
cranial vertebra
cranialis
cranially
craniamphitomy
craniate
craniates
cranidium
cranidiums
craniectomies
craniectomy (current term)
craning
cranio-
cranio-aural
craniocardiac reflex
craniocaudal
craniocele
craniocerebral
cranioclasia
cranioclasm
cranioclasms
cranioclast
cranioclasts

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