Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located or occurring outside the cranium.

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  • adj. Not intracranial, but outside the cranium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated beyond the cranium; not entering into the composition of the cranium, though associated therewith.

Etymologies

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extra- +‎ cranial

Examples

  • In cases of ventriculomegaly associated with infections, chromosomal abnormalities and severe CNS and extracranial abnormalities, a poor prognosis may lead a family to end the pregnancy.

    Hydrocephalus

  • There are two conventional categories for seizures: extracranial, or out of the brain, causes, and intracranial, or in the brain, causes.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas.

    Accuray Incorporated to Report Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2011 - Yahoo! Finance

  • We are establishing an entirely new market with extracranial radiosurgery through the CyberKnife System, so that estimation relies on us continuing our clinical development path and gathering the data and evidence to support its use.

    President And CEO Interview: Accuray, Inc. (ARAY) - Dr. Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D. - Yahoo! Finance

  • This is a survey from some time ago, SD2 predicting 108% increase in SRS utilization for brain cancer treatment and a 255% increase in extracranial treatment over the next decade.

  • More than 55 percent of multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the brain, were found to have the abnormality.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- More than 55 percent of multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the brain, were found to have the abnormality.

    Science Blog

  • In addition to updated outcomes and longer follow-up for extracranial applications, users continue to extend the advantages of the CyberKnife System for the treatment of intracranial indications.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Neurology researchers explore link between MS and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the brain, were found to have the abnormality.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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