Definition of craniotomy in English:

craniotomy

Syllabification: cra·ni·ot·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌkrānēˈätəmē
 
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noun

  • 1Surgical opening into the skull.
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    • For brain aneurysms, a specialised surgical procedure called a craniotomy is carried out to open the head.
    • In 1988, the patient underwent craniotomy followed by transphenoidal resection for recurrence.
    • Focal tailored resection or awake craniotomy also are options.
  • 1.1Surgical perforation of the skull of a dead fetus to ease delivery.
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    • One procedure destroys the fetus by a craniotomy, the other by dismemberment.

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