craterization

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craterization

[‚krād·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Surgical excision of part of a bone so that a crater remains.
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The DermaBlade can be used for removal of skin proturberances, saucerization, levelization and shave biopsy at any level of the dermis.
If we had used simple excision and saucerization in our patients without a mastoidectomy, then meatoplasty and canaloplasty would have been impossible because of the presence of the major bony defect and a large dead space.
Cockerell said he is a big fan of saucerization excision techniques, especially for melanocytic lesions.