ven·​tric·​u·​los·​to·​my ven-ˌtrik-yə-ˈläs-tə-mē How to pronounce ventriculostomy (audio)
plural ventriculostomies
: the surgical establishment of an opening in a ventricle of the brain to drain cerebrospinal fluid especially in hydrocephalus

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“Ventriculostomy.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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