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Occurring or situated within the cranium.

in′tra·cra′ni·al·ly adv.
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within the cranium
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About 82% of dogs' meningiomas occur intracranially, 15% intraspinally and 2-3% affected retrobulbar sites (STURgEs et al., 2008; MOTTA et al., 2012).
Radical or Total Temporal Bone Resection.--This radical procedure is indicated for tumors that involve the petrous apex and extend intracranially or into the infratemporal fossa.
We intracranially inoculated 3-4-day-old Swiss Albino suckling mice, causing tremors, hind-limb paralysis, prostration, and death 5-8 days postinfection (Figure 5, panel B).
Second, the mass effect produced in the epidural space on the adjacent thecal sac is felt to result in an overall increase in CSF pressure, which translates intracranially and may explain the immediate relief most patients experience following the procedure.
For experiments where neonatal mice and rats were to be injected intracranially, the researchers planned to use hypothermia to immobilize them.
The Phase 1 clinical study is a dose escalation safety and preliminary efficacy study of ISC-hpNSC, intracranially transplanted into patients with Parkinson's disease.
B: Axial T1-weighted gadolinium-enhanced image at approximately the same level shows an avidly enhancing mass protruding intracranially through the bony defect with mild mass effect on the left frontal lobe.
With imaging techniques, masses such as encephalocele or meningocele that extend intracranially can be differentially diagnosed, and biopsy procedures that can lead to catastrophic outcomes can be avoided.
First, the latency of the observed modulations of the somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) is highly consistent with the literature; SEPs extend over time to at least 300-400 ms poststimulus onset even when recorded intracranially from subdural electrodes on the central sulcus (e.g., [46]; see also [47]).
On exam, there was significant trismus, a mildly canted mandible, and overcollapsed left posterior dentition consistent with an intracranially displaced mandibular condyle.
Computed tomography (CT) scan of the head and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the face revealed a 7.5 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm mass of the right cribriform plate, extending intracranially into the right anterior cranial fossa and displacing the frontal lobe with no sellar involvement.