cerebral decompression


The relief of intracranial pressure by surgical removal of a piece of the cranium, usually in the subtemporal region, and incision of the dura mater.

Nearby words

  1. cerebral aqueduct,
  2. cerebral artery,
  3. cerebral calculus,
  4. cerebral cortex,
  5. cerebral death,
  6. cerebral dominance,
  7. cerebral dysplasia,
  8. cerebral edema,
  9. cerebral gigantism,
  10. cerebral haemorrhage

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