base of the skull


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base of the skull

the floor of the skull, containing the anterior, middle, and posterior cranial fossae and numerous foramina, such as the optic foramen, foramen ovale, foramen lacerum, and foramen magnum.
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The artist never turned his head; and in all his soul's application to the task his back quivered, his thin neck, sunk into a deep hollow at the base of the skull, seemed ready to snap.
Another less common cause of perforation is injury and could result from the insertion of a sharp object into the ear, a blow to the ear, nearby explosion, barotrauma (pressure damage resulting from flying or diving), or a fracture to the base of the skull.
Hughes, 25, who played 26 Tests, died from bleeding on the brain on November 27 last year after being hit on the base of the skull by a rising ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a domestic match.
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The tumour was difficult to access through her head since it was at the base of the skull, so we inserted an endoscope through one nostril," Dr Ashish Suri, professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS, told Indian Express.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Anthropology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have confirmed a direct link between upright two-legged (bipedal) walking and the position of the foramen magnum, a hole in the base of the skull that transmits the spinal cord.
It is especially effective for treating children and adults with anatomically complex tumors such as at the base of the skull and those along the spinal cord.
The court's forensics lab has revealed that a fracture at the base of the skull and a concussion caused the boy's death.
Part of the brain, called the cerebellum, is forced out through the foramen magnum, a hole at the base of the skull.
Neurosurgeons describe the diagnosis and management of tumors in the sellar and parasellar region at the base of the skull.
A Kuwaiti surgeon specializing in endoscopic surgery of the nose, sinus, and base of the skull, succeeded in restoring the natural movement of the eye in a patient suffering from prominent paralysis of the right eye, headache, and severe pain in the face as well as the head.
The study, one of the few to look at the connection between whiplash and brain injury, examined the MRI scans of 1200 neck pain patients and found that those patients suffering from whiplash were more likely to have anatomical changes to the brain resulting in brain injury, specifically, a herniation of the brain called Chiari malformation, in which the bottom part of the brain (the cerebellum) dips through an opening in the base of the skull after a whiplash injury.