craniectomy

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craniectomy

[krā·nē·′ek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of strips or pieces of the cranial bones.
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3%) cases of midline suboccipital craniectomies for 4th ventricle/cerebellar SOLs, 4/12 (33.
In the two cases at University of New Mexico (3), both patients required small surgical craniectomies for removal of skull and TASER fragment.
Dexmedetomidine is of value in those situations because it provides sedation while the patient is awake during craniectomies (44).
Even in brain death, the notion of irreversibility can be questioned, given the theoretical availability of decompressive craniectomies to prevent the pressure-related arrest of brain blood flow in refractory intracranial hypertension.
Decompressive craniectomies involve the removal of part of a patient's skull to allow a swelling brain room to expand without being squeezed.