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An operation to cut away a portion of the skull.
<procedure, surgery> 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) ...
(kra″ne-ek´tә-me) excision of a segment of the skull.
craniectomy 1. Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium. 2. Surgery performed on the skull where pieces of bone are removed to gain access to the brain and the bone pieces are not replaced.
Type: Term Pronunciation: krā′nē-ek′tō-mē Definitions: 1. Excision of a portion of the skull, without replacement of the bone (subtemporal or suboccipital).
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