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craniotomy Line breaks: cra¦ni|ot¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌkreɪnɪˈɒtəmi/

Definition of craniotomy in English:


[mass noun]
1Surgical removal of a portion of the skull: exploratory craniotomy disclosed an aneurysm
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • One procedure destroys the fetus by a craniotomy, the other by dismemberment.
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