Extracranial brain herniation

Extracranial brain herniation refers to herniation of brain tissue outside the calvarium through a skull bone defect, which may be post traumatic or post surgery. Unlike encephalocoeles, brain herniation is 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
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Extracranial cerebral herniation
  • Extra-cranial brain herniation

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