cephalad


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Related to cephalad: dorsoventrally, anteroposterior

cephalad

 [sef´ah-lad]
toward the head; cranially.

ceph·a·lad

(sef'ă-lad),
In a direction toward the head.
See also: cranial (1).

cephalad

/ceph·a·lad/ (sef´ah-lad) toward the head.

cephalad

(sĕf′ə-lăd′)
adv. Biology
Toward the head or anterior section.

cephalad

[sef′əlad]
Etymology: Gk, kephale, head
toward the head, away from the ends or tail. Compare caudad.

cephalad

adjective Referring to the direction of the head; towards the head. Cephalad is being increasingly replaced by “toward the head” in the working medical parlance.

ceph·a·lad

(sef'ă-lad)
In a direction toward the head.
See also: cranial (1)

cephalad

Situated towards the head.

cephalad,

adj headward, directed toward the head.

ceph·a·lad

(sef'ă-lad)
In a direction toward the head.
See also: cranial

cephalad

toward the head.

Patient discussion about cephalad

Q. I need help with a delicate topic. My neice was diagnoised with Cranial Transannular Where he forehead was once as normal, now it has a forming point in the center to make it look as though her skull is shrinking inward. Please anyone help with any information you may have

A. your question troubled me... from what i know of bone development - what you say can very much happen but i never heard of a case like that.and i looked a bit about maybe some information about it, but i'm pretty sure that the name you gave is not the disease that she has, it's just a description. Cranial means skull, Trans means cross over and Annular means ring. but if you'll find the right name, or if it is really the real name, here is a bit of places you might find information-

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec05.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bonediseases.html

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

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Since the authors of two palpation studies (17,36) stated that their results might have been biased since the palpators were aware of prior studies that consistently showed the spinal site of the palpated TL cephalad to the imaged TL, we attempted meta-analysis with and without these studies included.
1) The hemorrhage is typically bounded by the tectorial membrane, the cephalad continuation of the posterior longitudinal ligament, and is constrained by the ligamentous attachment at the posterior C2 vertebral body from any inferior extension.
The present study reports the first case of postoperative lesser trochanter cephalad migration manifesting as a subcutaneous painful groin mass and neurovascularly intact lower extremity.
Once the abdominal flap was sufficiently raised, the bed was flexed into a "beach chair" position and the site of the superior abdominal incision was verified by retracting the flap cephalad.
This technique involves bridging the pars defect with a rod anchored by a cephalad pedicle screw and caudad laminar hook combined with bone grafting.
For an umbilical entry, it is imperative that the panniculus be placed cephalad to a position between the two anterior iliac spines (Obstet Gynecol.
8-15] Placement of catheter tips above or near the cephalad origin of the SVC with the infusion of hypertonic or irritative solutions risks thrombosis from endothelial damage, embolism, and stenosis of the brachiocephalic veins or catheter erosion into the mediastinum leading to hydrothorax or hydro-mediastinum.
Measurement of left and right QF muscle CSA was performed on electronic imaging software, InteleViewer (Intelerad, Montreal, Canada), by manually tracing around the muscle borders of the four most cephalad slices that were inferior to obturator internus and inferior gemellus.
Surface of the pronotum with on the shaft a decided median conical tubercle and a smaller but similar one cephalad of the media protuberance, on the shaft at the caudal margins situated a pair of prominent tubercles, collar with faint medial carina.
Prior studies have shown increased vascular overlap associated with contralateral cephalad rotation.
There were varicose veins in both lower limbs, more marked on the right, and tortuous distended superficial inferior and superior epigastric veins on the trunk The direction of flow in the latter was cephalad.
Pair of cephalad directed dorsal processes begin from the apex of aedeagus stem on dorsal view.