Medical Definition of Cerebral herniation

1. A condition that occurs when the brain is under abnormally increased pressure. The increased intracranial pressure forces the brain downward inside the skull. This results in typical neurologic manifestations (coma, paralysis and a unilateral dilated pupil). May occur secondary to head injury, primary or metastatic brain tumour, bacterial meningitis and brain abscess. Brain herniations may involve different portions of the brain such as the cerebellum (cerebellar herniation), uncus (uncal herniation) and transtentorial herniation of the cerebrum. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerebral Herniation

cerebral decortication
cerebral dominance
cerebral dysplasia
cerebral edema
cerebral edemas
cerebral embolism and thrombosis
cerebral fissures
cerebral flexure
cerebral gigantism
cerebral haematoma
cerebral haemorrhage
cerebral hemisphere
cerebral hemispheres
cerebral hemorrhage
cerebral hernia
cerebral herniation (current term)
cerebral hypoxia
cerebral index
cerebral infarction
cerebral ischemia
cerebral lacuna
cerebral layer of retina
cerebral lipidosis
cerebral localisation
cerebral localisations
cerebral localization
cerebral localizations
cerebral malaria
cerebral mantle
cerebral oedema

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