brain herniation(redirected from Compression of brain)
brain herniationPressure-induced prolapse of part of the brain into adjacent spaces, which occurs when the brain is under high pressure.
Coma, paralysis, unilateral dilated pupil.
Head injury, primary or metastatic brain tumour, bacterial meningitis, brain abscess.
Cerebellar herniation, uncal (temporal) herniation, transtentorial herniation.
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brain herniationNeurology A pressure-induced prolapse of part of the brain into adjacent spaces, which occurs when the brain is under very high pressure Clinical Coma, paralysis, unilateral dilated pupil Etiology Head injury, 1º or metastatic brain tumor, bacterial meningitis, brain abscess Types Cerebellar herniation, uncal–temporal herniation, transtentorial herniation of the brain
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