arachnoid membrane

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Synonyms for arachnoid membrane

the middle of the 3 meninges

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Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a condition where cancerous cells are found in the arachnoid mater and pia mater, the second innermost and innermost layers of the meninges.
1-5) Arachnoid cysts consist of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection enveloped by the arachnoid mater in the subarachnoid space.
Hypertrophic meningitis is a rare disorder characterized by diffuse or focal, linear or nodular thickening of the dura, underlying pia and arachnoid mater and the tentorium.
The increased incidence in term-pregnancy patients may be related to the high circulating levels of progesterone acting on the many progesterone receptors located in the arachnoid mater and surrounding structures11, which might alter the consistency of the tissues.
Image 2 shows a stepped dissection of the cranial fascial layers, including the visible layers of the arachnoid mater just superficial to the brain; the dura mater; the bony cranium; pericranium; galea aponeurotica (with the muscle fibers of frontalis and occipitalis visible anteriorly and posteriorly); and the superficial fascia of the scalp presented continuous with the skin.