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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The surgical removal of a portion of the skull.

Usage examples (20)
  • And I think what they're referring to is what's called a craniectomy, which is actually removing part of the bone, leaving it off.
  • Rounds was properly diagnosed he immediately went into surgery for a craniectomy.
  • During the procedure, called decompressive craniectomy, surgeons remove a section of skull 5 to 6 inches in diameter.
  • Diuretics may then be administered intravenously to prevent further swelling and, in extreme cases, a craniectomy can be performed. for more
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