Definition of craniotomy
: surgical opening of the skull
Origin of craniotomy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1855
Medical Definition of craniotomy
1: the operation of cutting or crushing the fetal head to effect delivery <fetal craniotomies…performed to save the life of the mother—R. E. Frisch>
2: surgical opening of the skull
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