Cerebral herniation

Cerebral herniation, also referred to as acquired intracranial herniation, refers to shift of cerebral tissue from its normal location, into an adjacent space as a result of mass effect. 

Pathology

There are a number of different patterns of cerebral herniation which describe the type of herniation occurring:

* theoretically not cerebral but cerebellar herniation

Aetiology

Any intracranial mass can have this effect:

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acquired intracranial herniation
  • Brain herniation

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    Case 1: subfalcine herniation from SDH
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    Case 2: upward herniation from cerebellar infarct
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    Case 3: subfalcine and downward transtentorial
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    Case 4: downward transtentorial
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    Case 5: ascending transtentorial herniation
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    Case 6: uncal herniation
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