Definition of Craniotomy

1. Noun. A surgical opening through the skull.




Definition of Craniotomy

1. n. The operation of opening the fetal head, in order to effect delivery.

Definition of Craniotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure for removing a part of the skull, called a bone flap, prior to a treatment. The bone flap is replaced at the end of the operation. ¹

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Definition of Craniotomy

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Medical Definition of Craniotomy

1. A surgical incision into the skull. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craniotomy

craniosclerosis
cranioscopist
cranioscopists
cranioscopy
craniosophic
craniospinal
craniospinal ganglia
craniospinalia ganglia
craniostenosis
craniostosis
craniosynostoses
craniosynostosis
craniotabes
craniotome
craniotomies
craniotomy (current term)
craniotonoscopy
craniotrypesis
craniotympanic
cranium
cranium cerebrale
cranium viscerale
craniums
crank
crank angle
crank angle degree
crank angle degrees
crank angles
crank call
crank caller

Literary usage of Craniotomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Having carefully studied Professor Simpson's papers on "Turning as a Substitute for craniotomy," and believing it to be a favourable and proper case for the ..."

2. A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1880)
"The peculiar value of the instrument is, that, when properly applied, it crushes the firm basis of the skull, which is left untouched by craniotomy, or, ..."

3. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"Increased dexterity in the employment of forceps and version, however, brought about a rapid change, and craniotomy upon the living child became rarer and ..."

4. On the theory and practice of midwifery by Fleetwood Churchill, David Francis Condie (1862)
"avoid the risk of injuring the mother, craniotomy forceps have been employed by ... craniotomy Forceps. and described varieties of the instrument (fig. ..."

5. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair, Robert P. Harris (1889)
"Religious Objections to craniotomy.—Until the end of the seventeenth century this class of operation was not considered justifiable in the case of living ..."

6. The Science and art of midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1893)
"craniotomy. craniotomy includes all the various operations employed to reduce the dimensions of ... The proper position, however, of craniotomy, between the ..."

7. A System of Midwifery: Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1876)
"craniotomy : consists of ... of —The Guarded Crotchet—The craniotomy ... Subsequent Extraction of the Trunk—craniotomy in ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Having carefully studied Professor Simpson's papers on "Turning as a Substitute for craniotomy," and believing it to be a favourable and proper case for the ..."

9. A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1880)
"The peculiar value of the instrument is, that, when properly applied, it crushes the firm basis of the skull, which is left untouched by craniotomy, or, ..."

10. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"Increased dexterity in the employment of forceps and version, however, brought about a rapid change, and craniotomy upon the living child became rarer and ..."

11. On the theory and practice of midwifery by Fleetwood Churchill, David Francis Condie (1862)
"avoid the risk of injuring the mother, craniotomy forceps have been employed by ... craniotomy Forceps. and described varieties of the instrument (fig. ..."

12. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair, Robert P. Harris (1889)
"Religious Objections to craniotomy.—Until the end of the seventeenth century this class of operation was not considered justifiable in the case of living ..."

13. The Science and art of midwifery by William Thompson Lusk (1893)
"craniotomy. craniotomy includes all the various operations employed to reduce the dimensions of ... The proper position, however, of craniotomy, between the ..."

14. A System of Midwifery: Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1876)
"craniotomy : consists of ... of —The Guarded Crotchet—The craniotomy ... Subsequent Extraction of the Trunk—craniotomy in ..."

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