Definition of craniotomy in English:


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


[mass noun]
  • 1Surgical removal of a portion of the skull: exploratory craniotomy disclosed an aneurysm
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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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