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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Decompressive craniectomy can decrease the mortality of large cerebral or cerebellar hemispheric infarction and should also be considered in malignant edema.
They demonstrated that craniotomy or decompressive craniectomy, GCS of 8 or less and absence of basal cisterns on pre-operative CT scans were highly predictive of new findings on follow-up CT scans and they have favoured that routine CT should be obtained after craniotomy or decompressive craniectomy.
29,30) Thirty-seven infants were enrolled, 23 following craniectomy surgery.
8) Surgical management consisted of a craniotomy or craniectomy performed under general anesthesia.
A craniectomy was performed, and a presumed peripheral cerebral cyst was removed with suction and gentle dissection.
82-85) In cases of acquired downbeat nystagmus from a Chiari 1 malformation, a suboccipital craniectomy may be effective.
Although the reason for which this intervention was performed is unknown, the bone scarring around the craniectomy is a sign of the fact that the patient survived the surgery (5, 6).
Sequential design, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of early decompressive craniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction.
Of relevance, he had a left lenticulo-capsular hematoma and underwent decompressive craniectomy two years before the onset of psychiatric symptoms.
Patients with intracranial hypertension refractory to the aforementioned therapies may benefit from a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma or a decompressive craniectomy [55].
Cummins, "Reversible middle cerebral artery occlusion without craniectomy in rats," Stroke, vol.