ventriculocisternostomy

noun
ven·​tric·​u·​lo·​cis·​ter·​nos·​to·​my | \ -ˌsis-tər-ˈnäs-tə-mē How to pronounce ventriculocisternostomy (audio) \
plural ventriculocisternostomies

Medical Definition of ventriculocisternostomy

: the surgical establishment of a communication between a ventricle of the brain and the subarachnoid space and especially the cisterna magna to drain cerebrospinal fluid especially in hydrocephalus

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“Ventriculocisternostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ventriculocisternostomy. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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