brain herniation

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brain herniation

Pressure-induced prolapse of part of the brain into adjacent spaces, which occurs when the brain is under high pressure.
 
Clinical findings
Coma, paralysis, unilateral dilated pupil.
 
Aetiology
Head injury, primary or metastatic brain tumour, bacterial meningitis, brain abscess.
 
Types
Cerebellar herniation, uncal (temporal) herniation, transtentorial herniation.
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brain herniation

Neurology 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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