mass effect The result of increased intracranial pressure of any cause (e.g., brain tumour, blockage of CSF egress or accumulation of CSF in cranial cavity) which, in the non-distensible cranial cavity, acts like a mass.
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mass effect Neurology The result of ↑ intracranial pressure of any cause–brain tumor, blockage of CSF egress or accumulation of CSF in cranial cavity–which, in the nondistensible cranial cavity, acts like a mass
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Evidence on a radiological study of the brain that midline structures of the central nervous system have shifted. This finding suggests that pressures within the cranium are abnormally high, that vital anatomical structures may be compressed, and that herniation of the brain and subsequent death may be imminent.
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