Definition of "Brain herniation"

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Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull, that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull.

Classification
  • Supratentorial herniation, including:
    • Uncal herniation (aka transtentorial hernia)
    • Central herniation
    • Cingulate herniation (aka subfalcine hernia)
    • Transcalvarial herniation
    • Tectal herniation (posterior hernia)
  • Infratentorial herniation, including:
    • Upward herniation
    • Tonsillar herniation

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