diaschisis


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di·as·chi·sis

(dī-as'ki-sis),
A sudden inhibition of function produced by an acute focal disturbance in a portion of the brain at a distance from the original site of injury, but anatomically connected with it through fiber tracts.
[G. a splitting]

diaschisis

/di·as·chi·sis/ (di-as´kĭ-sis) loss of function and electrical activity due to cerebral lesions in areas remote from the lesion but neuronally connected to it.

di·as·chi·sis

(dī-as'ki-sis)
A sudden inhibition of function produced by an acute focal disturbance in a portion of the brain at a distance from the original seat of injury, but anatomically connected with it through fiber tracts.
[G. a splitting]

diaschisis

loss of function and electrical activity in an area of the brain due to a lesion in a remote area that is neuronally connected with it.
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This phenomenon may be explained by the concept of diaschisis, which states that injury to one part of an interconnected neural network can affect other, separate parts of that network.
Focal areas of crossed cerebellar diaschisis or ipsilateral thalamic lesions can be seen [55].
Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome With Cerebral Hypometabolism and Unique Crossed Cerebellar Diaschisis in 18F-FDG PET/ CT.
Familial hemiplegic migraine with crossed cerebellar diaschisis and unilateral meningeal enhancement.
The hypothesis of cross cerebellar-cerebral diaschisis was proposed in 1987, after which growing interest in this subject was seen (5).
Greenberg, "Local glucose utilization in acute focal cerebral ischemia: local dysmetabolism and diaschisis," Neurology, vol.
La diaschisis se ha descrito en diversas patologias, entre las que figuran los tumores cerebrales.
Feeney D: Pharmacologic modulation of recovery after brain injury: A reconsideration of diaschisis.
However, we must also remember that the acquired injury to one hemisphere can create disruptions in the functionining of the other hemisphere due to diaschisis (dysfunction due to lack of normal afferent impulses), metabolic disturbance, or edema.