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craniotomy


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n.1. surgical removal of a portion of the skull (cranium), performed to expose the brain and meninges for inspection or biopsy or to relieve excessive intracranial pressure (as in a subdural haematoma). 2. surgical perforation of the skull of a dead fetus during difficult labour, so that delivery may continue.For both operations the instrument used is called a craniotome.

1. surgical removal of a portion of the skull (cranium), performed to expose the brain and meninges for inspection or biopsy or to relieve excessive intracranial pressure (as in a subdural haematoma). 2. surgical perforation of the skull of a dead fetus during difficult labour, so that delivery may continue.For both operations the instrument used is called a craniotome.

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