hemicraniectomy

hemicraniectomy
SYN: hemicraniotomy. [hemi- + G. kranion, skull, + ektome, excision]

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hemi·cra·ni·ec·to·my (hem″ĭ-kra″ne-ekґtə-me) [hemi- + craniectomy] exposure of half of the brain by sectioning the vault of the skull from front to back near the median line and forcing the entire side outward.

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