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With an ependymoma of the posterior fossa, the patient is at risk of dying because of which of the following?
A) Transforaminal herniation
B) Emboli from the tumor
C) Vascular occlusion by the tumor
D) Hemorrhagic necrosis of the tumor
E) Status epilepticus
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A) Transforaminal herniation
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please wait for answers
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please wait for answers
yeh tranforminal hernia.. lol
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A) Transforaminal herniation
can u explain pls??..i didnt get it.. actually i had no clue
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can u explain pls??..i didnt get it.. actually i had no clue
Increase of volume (tumor growth) in limited space (posterior cranial fossa) causes downward displacement of medulla w.compression of supplying arteries ->death
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Increase of volume (tumor growth) in limited space (posterior cranial fossa) causes downward displacement of medulla w.compression of supplying arteries ->death
i of jst thinking of hydrocephalus that wld occur due to its location which is usually in 4th ventricle...nd culdnt connect it to transforaminal herniation..
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i of jst thinking of hydrocephalus that wld occur due to its location which is usually in 4th ventricle...nd culdnt connect it to transforaminal herniation..
Sorry, didn't mention that - blockade of CSF outflow->hydrocephalus (increased pressure supratentorially) ->also contributes to mechanism of transforaminal shift.
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