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hemispherectomy

Pronunciation: hem'e-sfer-ek'to-me

Definition: Excision of one cerebral hemisphere; undertaken for malignant tumors, intractable epilepsy usually associated with infantile hemiplegia due to birth injury, and other cerebral conditions.

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