Medical Definition of Uncal herniation

1. A condition that occurs when the brain is under abnormally increased pressure. The increased intracranial pressure forces the brain downward inside the skull. This results in typical neurologic manifestations (coma, paralysis and a unilateral dilated pupil). May occur secondary to head injury, primary or metastatic brain tumour, bacterial meningitis and brain abscess. Brain herniations may involve different portions of the brain such as the cerebellum (cerebellar herniation), uncus (uncal herniation) and transtentorial herniation of the cerebrum. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Uncal Herniation

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unca
uncabled
uncachable
uncacheable
uncached
uncage
uncaged
uncages
uncaging
uncake
uncaked
uncakes
uncaking
uncal
uncal herniation (current term)
uncalamitous
uncalcified
uncalcined
uncalculable
uncalculated
uncalculating
uncalendared
uncalibrated
uncalked
uncallable
uncalled
uncalled-for
uncalled for
uncalloused

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