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The variables recorded on proforma sheets were age, sex, etiology, duration of onset, timing of DC, Pre-op GCS , pupillary reaction, neurological outcome, wound dehiscence, brain herniation, sinking flap syndrome, CSF leak, expansion of the contusion, hydrocephalus, Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and death.
Two patients had fatal cerebral edema and transtentorial brain herniation syndrome associated with ARDS and renal failure (12).
Brain herniation [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This diagram shows common forms of herniation due to raised intracranial pressure: 1.
Minimizing the risk of brain herniation during treatment of diabetic ketoacidemia: a retrospective and prospective study.
Even a brain herniation into the spinal area of 2 millimeters can cause serious symptoms.
The next day we saw the ambulances and police cars and heard she had died of a brain herniation which was a horrible shock.
Kraig Moore, the chief resident of neurosurgery at the hospital, who diagnosed massive brain herniation.
The cause of death was severe cerebral edema with brain herniation due to acute hyponatremia (Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, 2009).
However, neurocysticercosis may manifest with life-threatening complications such as cerebral edema, infarct, hydrocephalus, or brain herniation.
These patients may present with less severe symptoms and have a lower risk of brain herniation.
Important concepts, such as brain herniation, increased intracranial pressure, localization of key clinical signs, mechanisms of metabolic encephalopathies, unresponsiveness, and the prolonged comatose state are described in great detail.