Modality: Diagram

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  • Meninges - “ The meninges is a collective term for the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Please see the separate article for further detail...”
  • Dura mater - “ The dura mater, also known as the pachymeninx, is the tough outer layer of the meninges that surrounds the central nervous system and is pierced b...”
  • Extradural hemorrhage - “ Extradural hematoma (EDH), also known as an epidural hematoma, is a collection of blood that forms between the inner surface of the skull and oute...”
  • Cerebral meninges - “ The cerebral meninges surround the brain and is made up of three layers (from outermost to innermost): dura mater arachnoid mater pia mater Th...”
  • Extradural space - “ The extradural (epidural) space is a potential space between the cranial bones and the endosteal layer of the dura mater, which is otherwise adher...”
  • Subarachnoid space - “ The subarachnoid space is the interval between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater. It is occupied by delicate connective tissue trabeculae a...”
  • Subdural space - “ The subdural space (epiarachnoid space) is a potential space that exists between the meningeal layer of the dura mater and the inner arachnoid mat...”
  • Arachnoid mater - “ The arachnoid mater forms the middle layer of the meninges and together with the pia mater is sometimes referred to as the leptomeninges.  Gross ...”
  • Arachnoid granulation - “ Arachnoid granulations, also known as Pacchionian granulations, are projections of the arachnoid membrane (villi) into the dural sinuses that allo...”
  • Pia mater - “ The pia mater is the innermost layer of the meninges and together with the arachnoid mater is referred to as the leptomeninges. It is closely rela...”
  • Extradural hematoma vs subdural hematoma - “ Differentiating extradural (EDH) from subdural (SDH) hemorrhage in the head is usually straightforward, but occasionally it can be challenging. SD...”

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