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third ventriculostomy

third ventriculostomy in Medicine

third ventriculostomy n.

  1. A ventriculostomy from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns. Also called Stookey-Scarff operation.

  2. A ventriculostomy from the third ventricle to the interpeduncular cistern. Also called Dandy operation.

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