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intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.


(Pathology) pathol an abnormal protrusion; hernia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudesherniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
rupture - state of being torn or burst open
colpocele, vaginocele - hernia projecting into the vagina
diverticulum - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
eventration - protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall
exomphalos - an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord
diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, hiatus hernia - hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
inguinal hernia - hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males
keratocele - hernia of the cornea
laparocele - hernia through the abdomen
omphalocele, umbilical hernia - protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth


n. herniación, desarrollo de una hernia;
___ of nucleus pulposus___ del núcleo pulposo, prolapso o ruptura del disco intervertebral ___.
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Contrast-enhanced cranial CT scan revealed acute parenchymal hemorrhage on the right occipital lobe amounting to 18.4 cc, with extension to the right parietal lobe, surrounding cerebral edema, subfalcine herniation, and beginning uncal herniation (Figure 1).
There was a significant mass effect with midline shift and uncal herniation.
A subdural hematoma (SDH) of the left frontotemporoparietal space with uncal herniation was seen on computed tomography.
All fatal cases were complicated by neurologic manifestations, including seizures, obtundation, and uncal herniation," a finding that is consistent with the literature, the authors said.
Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that age [greater than or equal to] 55 [5.78:2.14-15.64, P = 0.001], MCA with additional infarction [6.8: 2.88-16.48, P < 0.001], septum pellucidum deviation [greater than or equal to] 1cm [2.52: 1.02-6.20, P = 0.045], and uncal herniation (3.95: 1.48-10.49, P = 0.006) were independently associated with an unfavorable outcome at three months.
Computed tomography (CT) scan showed bifrontal intracerebral contusions, uncal herniation, cerebral edema, and bilateral orbital floor fractures.
Head CT (Figure 1) showed 1.5 cm right panhemispheric hyperdensity in the subdural space with significant midline shift, falcine herniation, uncal herniation, and loss of basilar cisterns.
There was a significant left to right midline shift measuring 1.3 cm with effacement of the suprasellar cistern and mass effect on the brainstem that was consistent with uncal herniation.
The subsequent CT (Figure 8), 18 hours after presentation shows new hemorrhage of the newly infarcted right temporal lobe with worsening edema and uncal herniation.
[7] It is an important neurosurgical entity because of the eloquent territory it drains, higher affinity for causing early uncal herniation, and sometimes fatal outcome.