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Pronunciation: ven-trik'yu-lo-mas'toy-dos'to-me

Definition: Operation for the establishment of a communication between the lateral cerebral ventricle and the mastoid antrum by means of a polythene tube for the relief of hydrocephalus.

[ventriculo- + mastoid, + G. stoma, mouth]

See Also: shunt2

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