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pneumoencephalography Line breaks: pneumo|en¦ceph¦al|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːməʊɛnsɛfəˈlɒɡrəfi/

Definition of pneumoencephalography in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A radiographic technique (now largely superseded) for examining the brain. It involved displacing the cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain by air or oxygen, which served as a contrast medium.
Example sentences
  • Pneumoencephalography has proved so useful in the investigation of disease of central nervous system that it is now widely practised.
  • Pneumoencephalography was performed extensively throughout the late 20th century, but it was extremely painful and, as researchers would later discover, very dangerous


Example sentences
  • In the case of pneumoencephalographic examination, X-ray exposures are made with the patient in six basic positions
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