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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Spontanaeous paradoxical herniation post craniectomy
Decompressive craniectomy has been suggested for patients with conditions refractory to medical management (20,21).
Most neurosurgeons do a decompressive craniectomy on one side of the head, where the trauma was," The Courier Mail quoted Welling as saying.
The procedure was needed to reduce pressure and a statement from the La Paz hospital in Madrid read: "The patient is stable and remains under observation in the intensive care unit, having undergone a decompressive craniectomy after suffering from a decrease in the level of consciousness due to a cerebral edema.
The procedure was needed to reduce pressure, and a statement from the La Paz hospital, in Madrid, read: "The patient is stable and remains under observation in the intensive care unit, having undergone a decompressive craniectomy after suffering from a decrease in the level of consciousness due to a cerebral edema.
Part of his skull was removed in a surgical procedure known as a decompressive craniectomy as a measure to ease pressure on his brain.
The procedure was needed to reduce pressure and a statement from the La Paz hospital in Madrid read: "The patient is stable an dremains under observation in the intensive careunit, having undergone a decompressive craniectomy after suffering from a decrease in the level of consciousness due to a cerebral edema.
He tested brain tissue underneath the craniectomy for regional cerebral blood flow, cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen and glucose at intervals after the surgery.
Cooper outlined two ongoing international clinical trials of early decompressive craniectomy to reduce intracranial pressure, an approach he said may offer "considerable promise.
James required a craniectomy for clot evacuation and cerebral edema soon after arrival at the hospital, and was one of our first patients to receive a brain tissue oxygen (PbtO2) monitor.
In addition, in patients with increased ICP, surgical intervention may be required for decompressive craniectomy, placement of CSF drainage catheters or removal of intracerebral hematoma.
Neurologists are increasingly testing two alternative treatments for brain trauma: hypothermia, lowering the patient's body temperature; and a craniectomy, removing part of the skull to give the swollen brain room.