hemispherectomy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hemisphere +‎ -ectomy

Noun[edit]

hemispherectomy ‎(plural hemispherectomies)

  1. (neurosurgery) Surgical removal of a hemisphere of the brain, usually performed to control otherwise uncontrollable epilepsy.
    • 2005, Christine Kennelly, The New Yorker (July 3, 2005, p.36)
      So Lacy's parents had brought her to Johns Hopkins for a hemispherectomy, which is probably the most radical procedure in neurosurgery.