dura mater

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Synonyms for dura mater

the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges


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In the past 20 years, the findings confirm that the RCPmi is connected to the cervical spinal dura mater via the MDB through the posterior antlanto-occipital interspace (Hack et al.
The Duraplasty Solutions products are used in the treatment of dura mater -- the thick membrane which surrounds the brain and spinal cord and is filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Its neurological involvement is not uncommon, but its association with low back pain is rare and occurs primarily as a result of spinal cord or nerve root compression arising from vascular injury on dura mater and the subsequent inflammatory process generated.
In Hirayama disease the dural canal is no longer slack in extension, because of an imbalance in growth of the vertebrae and the dura mater.
Our earlier work involved several studies of the electron microscopic structure of human dura mater (4-7).
After a results of a case-control study that found an association between CJD and medical procedures was reported from Japan in 1982 (2), 132 patients with dura mater graft-associated CJD (dCJD) have been found in Japan (11,12); however, no recent studies have investigated medical procedures as a risk for acquiring sCJD.
A case of CJD associated with a dura mater graft is defined as physician-diagnosed CJD in the recipient of a cadaveric dura mater graft whose disease was reviewed and accepted as CJD by the surveillance system's panel of neurologists.
Excessive CSF loss through a dural puncture results in decreased intracranial pressure, which causes stretching of sensitive suspending structures, including the venous sinuses and their tributaries, the dural and cerebral arteries, and the dura mater itself.
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said Tuesday the government should prevent further spread of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) via transplants of tainted dura mater.
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said Tuesday the ministry will ask medical institutions across the nation to preserve medical records of patients who underwent transplants of dura mater.
There are four main causes of CJD -- hereditary transmission, transplants of dura mater, the fibrous membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord, sporadic outbreaks without known causes, and the new variation.
Surgery is often required to evacuate the buildup of blood between the skull and the dura mater.
No contractile elements exist within the dura mater or arachnoid.