Extracranial brain herniation

Extracranial brain herniation refers to herniation of brain tissue external to the calvaria through a skull bone defect, which may be post-traumatic or post-surgical. Unlike encephaloceles, brain herniation is not surrounded by the meninges

The herniated brain tissue requires surgical reduction as it is at risk of ischaemia and venous infarction from occluded cortical veins.

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rID: 36600
Section: Signs
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Extracranial cerebral herniation
  • Extra-cranial brain herniation

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