intracranial cavity

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Noun1.intracranial cavity - the cavity enclosed by the cranium
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
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STAGE FEATURES: A Disease confined to the nasal cavity B Disease confined to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses C Disease beyond the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, including involvement of cribriform plate, base of skull, orbit or intracranial cavity D With metastasis to cervical lymph nodes or distant metastasis.
3,10) Cholesteatomas were described in 3 cases with heterotopic brain tissue, which suggests that glial choristomas can be caused by local destruction of bony segments subsequent to cholesteatoma, meningitis, or otitis media and that the cholesteatomas can occasionally expand into the intracranial cavity.
Several conditions cause raised ICP, either by increasing one or more of the constituents of the intracranial cavity or by introducing a non-native mass to the cranial space (see Table 1).
Paranasal sinus aspergillomas spreading to the intracranial cavity often have a mass pattern involvement, however, they may rarely extend to the dura and result in dural thickening.
These sites include the parapharyngeal space, neck, Para nasal sinuses, nasal and oral cavities, face, scalp, intracranial cavity and larynx.

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