TRANSTENTORIAL HERNIATION

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herniation which takes place whenever elevated intracraniae pressure displaces the medial temporal lobe or the brain's deep hemisphere structures, medially and downward via the tentorial notch. This elicits dispositioning of the midbrain horizontally and vertically, that thereby might cause death.

TRANSTENTORIAL HERNIATION: "Transtentorial herneations are commonly referenced as uncal herniation."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TRANSTENTORIAL HERNIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/transtentorial-herniation/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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