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This lateral (from the side) 3D CT reconstruction from a CT of the head shows the appearance of a hemicraniectomy which is removal of a significant portion of the skull. This is often done when there is significant elevation of intracranial pressure/brain swelling to allow the brain to expand without the limitation of the overlying skull which when intact only provides a restricted intracranial volume.
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