noun, plural cra·ni·ot·o·mies. Surgery.
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Craniotomy is an operation wherein the head of the child is reduced in size to render delivery possible.
One man can do craniotomy, but it requires three to perform the caesarean section.
In the craniotomy case the child is not a materially or formally unjust aggressor, it is not doing anything at all.
Craniotomy on a living child is never to be considered under any circumstances.
May John, a physician, cut away Peter by craniotomy and so save Ann's life?