Ascending transtentorial herniation

Ascending transtentorial herniation is a situation where space occupying lesions in the posterior cranial fossa cause superior displacement of superior parts of the cerebellum through the tentorial notch. 

Clinical presentation

  • nausea and/or vomiting 
  • rapid progression toward decreased level of consciousness and eventually death

Radiographic features

General imaging features include

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Article information

rID: 22529
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Upward transtentorial herniation
  • Ascending trans-tentorial herniation
  • Upward trans-tentorial herniation

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