ventriculostomy

[ vĕn-trĭk′yə-lŏstə-mē ]

n.

A surgical procedure used in the treatment of hydrocephalus in which an opening is established in a ventricle, usually from the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space.

Nearby words

  1. ventriculography,
  2. ventriculomastoidostomy,
  3. ventriculoplasty,
  4. ventriculopuncture,
  5. ventriculoscopy,
  6. ventriculosubarachnoid,
  7. ventriculotomy,
  8. ventriculus,
  9. ventriduction,
  10. ventriloquial


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