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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(82-85) In cases of acquired downbeat nystagmus from a Chiari 1 malformation, a suboccipital craniectomy may be effective.
All except 1 patient underwent retromastoid retrosigmoid suboccipital craniectomy. Patients were placed in supine position with head turned to contralateral side and fixed with Sugita head frame [Figure 2].
Unfortunately, one month after being discharged from our clinic, the patient had to undergo a foramen magnum decompression procedure performed via a suboccipital craniectomy along with a cerebellar tonsillectomy and duraplasty in the neurosurgical clinic due to the persistence of her symptoms.
She underwent a suboccipital craniectomy and C1-C2 laminectomy without complication.