base of skull


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base of skull

(bās skŭl)
The sloping floor of the cranial cavity. It comprises both the external base of skull (external view) and the internal base of skull (internal view).
Synonym(s): basis cranii [TA] .
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7] The unusual site of occurrence should be borne in mind due to proximity to the vital base of skull structures thereby endangering the patient's life in spite of being a benign lesion.
The imaging protocol consisted of appropriately angled continuous 5 mm thick axial slices for the posterior fossa and 10 mm thick slices for the rest of brain from the base of skull to the vertex.
The risk of developing meningitis as a result of base of skull defect or CSF leak ranges from 9 to 50% if surgical repair is not performed.
one can feel some tangible physical bumps on the neck, base of skull and between shoulder blades, although it varies from person to person.
MRI was done at Delhi MRI and Diagnostics centre which revealed herniation of meninges and brain tissue of both frontal lobes through a defect in the base of skull, presenting as a lump on the nose.
Probable causes of recurrence in patients with chordoma and chondrosarcoma of the base of skull and cervical spine.
She spent what seemed like ages with her hands above my head and told me afterwards that she could trace the pain from above my eye to the base of skull, exactly the same line I always imagine when the pain is at its worst, almost like a tight band being pulled from those points.
Further options include the early elective replacement of the tube with a nasotracheal tube provided a base of skull fracture, a contraindication to nasal intubation has been excluded, or the elective replacement of the tube with a submental tube.
Radiation therapy for chordomas of the base of skull and cervical spine: Patterns of failure and outcome after relapse.
Only the patient with the fracture at the base of skull was given a CT scan and remained in the hospital for 7 days.
Its precision makes it especially effective for treating children and adults with anatomically complex tumors such as base of skull and tumors along the spinal cord.
It is most effective when used ag-ainst cancers such as tumours affecting the base of skull or the spine.