cerebellar herniation

cerebellar herniation

Foramen magnum herniation, uncal herniation Neurology The prolapse of the cerebellum, when subjected to ↑ pressure, forcing it down through the foramen magnum, compressing the brainstem and compromising the respiratory center, causing coma, paralysis, unilateral dilated pupil, or death Etiology Head injury, brain tumors or abscesses, bacterial meningitis
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With SBM, what one sees on the back is the tip of the iceberg as these patients invariably have a Chiari II malformation (often incorrectly referred to as the Arnold-Chiari malformation), typical features of which are cerebellar herniation through the foramen magnum and brainstem distortion (Fig.
Computed tomography scan of the brain showed obstructive hydrocephalus and cerebellar herniation.
Of major significance is Chiari malformation in its various subtypes and the possibility of cerebellar herniation in the event of raised intracranial pressure (ICP) or dural puncture.
A CT scan of the head was thought to show massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse cerebral edema, and cerebellar herniation.