Herniation & Intracranial Hemorrhage - Draw it to Know it, Neuroanatomy
What is BRAIN HERNIATION? What does BRAIN HERNIATION mean? BRAIN HERNIATION meaning
Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull. The brain can shift across such structures as the falx cerebri, the tentorium cerebelli, and even through the foramen magnum. Herniation can be caused by a number of factors that cause a mass effect and increase intracranial pressure (ICP): these include traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, or brain tumor.