Brain herniation

Last revised by Yvette Mellam on 13 Jan 2023

Brain herniation, also referred to as acquired intracranial herniation, refers to shift of brain tissue from its normal location, into an adjacent space as a result of mass effect. It is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt diagnosis. 


There are a number of different patterns of brain herniation that describe the type of herniation occurring:


Any intracranial mass can have this effect:

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