Brain herniation

Herniation syndrome; Transtentorial herniation; Uncal herniation; Subfalcine herniation; Tonsillar herniation; Herniation - brain

Brain herniation is the shifting of the brain tissue from one space in the brain to another through various folds and openings.

Brain

The major areas of the brain have one or more specific functions.

Brain hernia

Brain hernia is a condition in which a portion of the brain is displaced because of increased pressure inside the skull. Increase in pressure results in progressive damage to brain tissue that may include life-threatening damage to the brainstem.

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