Ventriculostomy

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ventriculostomy ven·tric·u·los·to·my (věn-trĭk'yə-lŏs'tə-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.

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