What is herniation?

  • (noun): Rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes.
    Synonyms: hernia

Some articles on herniation:

Brain Herniation - Classification - Tonsillar Herniation
... In tonsillar herniation, also called downward cerebellar herniation, or "coning", the cerebellar tonsils move downward through the foramen magnum possibly causing ... Tonsillar herniation of the cerebellum is also known as a Chiari Malformation (CM), or previously an Arnold Chiari Malformation (ACM) ... without radiographic evidence of tonsillar herniation ...
Abnormal Posturing - Causes
... Decerebrate and decorticate posturing can indicate that brain herniation is occurring or is about to occur ... Brain herniation is an extremely dangerous condition in which parts of the brain are pushed past hard structures within the skull ... In herniation syndrome, which is indicative of brain herniation, decorticate posturing occurs, and, if the condition is left untreated, develops into decerebrate posturing ...
Kernohan's Notch - History - Early Findings
... of the first references to casual brain herniation was that of James Colier, who clearly described cerebellar tonsilar herniation in 1904 ... Adolf Meyer confirmed the pathologies of brain herniation ...
Meningohydroencephalocoele
... Meningocoele - refers to herniation of meninges ... refers to the condition if brain tissue is included with the meninges in the herniation ... including meninges, brain tissue and part of the ventricular system in the herniation ...
Brain Herniation - Treatment and Prognosis
... Brain herniation can cause severe disability or death ... In fact, when herniation is visible on a CT scan, the prognosis for a meaningful recovery of neurological function is poor ... pressure, or damage to parts of the brain caused by herniation may cause paralysis on the side opposite the lesion ...