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

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

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.

ceph·a·lad

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

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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To conclude, cephalad extension of anterior mediastinal teratoma is an unusual presentation.
After ensuring negative aspiration for blood, 30 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine was injected, with pressure applied manually distally to facilitate cephalad spread of the drug.
A 35mm vascular cutting stapler was used to transect the cephalad renal vein proximal to the tumor thrombus (Figure 3A).
* Apply cervical traction using the tenaculum in a cephalad midline direction, and place traction on the cut edge of the posterior peritoneum using the bipolar forceps.
Normally, they merge medially from the cephalad to caudal direction.
Within the cervical group those with more cephalad pathology (C4 and cephalad) had more severe respiratory dysfunction.
During the growth of the embryo, the metanephric mesoderm, initially located near the cloaca, gradually ascends to a more cephalad position, in the retroperitoneal area; as such, the blood supply will directly be from the aorta, whereas the more caudal supplying branches vanish.
Proximal and distal control is obtained, and the left renal vein is retracted cephalad.
These images confirmed segmental occlusion of the cephalad aspects of the RHV, MHV and LHV with hepatic venous drainage via intrahepatic venous arcades coalescing at the accessory caudate venous orifice.
During this transection, the split line is on the left-side of the right hepatic vein and proceeds cephalad. The resection is completed after ligation and division of the middle hepatic vein (Figure 1).
For instance, several studies have evaluated the accuracy of static palpation, which generally uses the palpated iliac crests to identify the L4-5 interspace; these studies have consistently reported errors such that the identified spinal level is almost always cephalad to the intended spinal level (7, 13-18).
A non-contrast head CT was subsequently performed and demonstrated an area of extra-axial hyperdensity marginating the clivus and extending from the most inferiorly visualized aspect of the anterior foramen magnum cephalad towards the left and right cerebel-lopontine angle cisterns (Figures 1,2).