ventriculocisternostomy

noun

ven·​tric·​u·​lo·​cis·​ter·​nos·​to·​my -ˌsis-tər-ˈnäs-tə-mē How to pronounce ventriculocisternostomy (audio)
plural ventriculocisternostomies
: 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 26 Feb. 2024.

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