ventriculostomy

noun
ven·​tric·​u·​los·​to·​my | \ ven-ˌtrik-yə-ˈläs-tə-mē How to pronounce ventriculostomy (audio) \
plural ventriculostomies

Medical Definition of ventriculostomy

: the surgical establishment of an opening in a ventricle of the brain to drain cerebrospinal fluid especially in hydrocephalus

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“Ventriculostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ventriculostomy. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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