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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In a symptomatic patient, a suboccipital craniectomy, cervical laminectomy, and duraplasty to decompress the Chiari malformation is the treatment of choice.
After we obtain a proper surgical field, we perform a suboccipital craniectomy, exposing the posterior fossa dura, keeping a bone table, and recovering the bone dust.