meninges


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Synonyms for meninges

a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord

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7) Unlike previously reported cases, in our patient the meninges above the destroyed tegmen mastoideum was thickened and enhanced by contrast, and several small, round, enhancing lesions with perilesional edema were seen nearby.
The meninges, most commonly around the craniovertebral (CV) junction, are often thickened and, in severe cases, can compress the medulla or upper cervical cord.
Dengue meningitis was suspected when a patient had fever and symptoms of irritation of the meninges, such as headache and neck stiffness; a diagnosis of dengue meningoencephalitis was established when the patient showed signs of focal involvement of the central nervous system (CNS).
Meninges, the membrane that envelops the central nervous system, is a potential source of self-renewing stem cells, indicate scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries.
Polymyxin B sulfate is an antibacterial drug used in the treatment of infections of the urinary tract, meninges and bloodstream caused by susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
They may contain meninges (meningocele), brain matter and meninges (meningoencephalocele) (1, 2) or they may communicate with the ventricles (meningoencephalocystocele).
The presence of pain, pressure or stretch receptors in the lumbar meninges raises the possibility that dural puncture with pencil-point needles, which indent and stretch the meninges prior to perforation, and cutting-edge needles, which pierce the meninges with less indentation and stretch, may induce different sensory responses at the moment of dural puncture.
Meningococcal disease is essentially a respiratory infection before it gets into the bloodstream or the meninges, causing septicaemia and meningitis.
In addition to local invasion and regional lymph node metastases, other unusual sites of metastasis include the breast (1), spleen (2), skin (3) and meninges (4).
Meningitis is a life-threatening illness caused by inflammation of the linings surrounding and protecting the brain - the meninges.
The research population included 201 children in California and Washington who had been diagnosed with a primary tumor of the brain, cranial nerves, or meninges between 1984 and 1991, as well as 285 children from the same geographic areas who served as controls.
The text's 53 chapters are presented in sections covering brain and meninges, imaging of the head and neck, imaging of the chest, gastrointestinal imaging, genitourinary imaging, imaging of the musculoskeletal system, and image-guided intervention and basic science.
Meningioma is the most common nonglial primary brain tumor that is most often benign and solid arising from the cranial meninges.
Spina bifida is a developmental birth defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone.