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Subdural space
Diagrammatic representation of a section across the top of the skull, showing the membranes of the brain, etc. ("Subdural cavity" visible at left.)
Diagrammatic transverse section of the medulla spinalis and its membranes. (Subdural cavity labeled at bottom and top right.)
Latin spatium subdurale, cavum subdurale
Gray's subject #193 875
Dorlands/Elsevier s_16/12746663

The subdural space (or subdural cavity) is an artificial space created by the separation of the arachnoid mater from the dura mater as the result of trauma or pathologic process. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Gray770. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Arachnoid mater is one of the three layers of the meninges, interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater and separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid space. ... The dura mater (from the Latin hard mother), or pachymeninx, is the tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. ...

See also

The meninges (singular meninx) are the system of membranes that contain the brain. ...

External links

  • Dictionary at eMedicine subdural+space
  • Haines D, Harkey H, al-Mefty O (1993). "The "subdural" space: a new look at an outdated concept.". Neurosurgery 32 (1): 111-20. PMID 8421539. 
  • MeSH Subdural+space

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Subdural hematoma Summary (1728 words)
A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the outer and middle layers of the covering of the brain (the meninges).
A subdural hematoma (SDH) is a form of traumatic brain injury in which blood collects between the dura (the outer protective covering of the brain) and the arachnoid (the middle layer of the meninges).
Subdural hematomas are most often caused by head injury, when rapidly changing velocities within the skull may stretch and tear small bridging veins.
NHS Direct - Health encyclopaedia -Subdural haematoma (228 words)
The space between the two outer membranes is called the subdural space.
If a vein in the subdural space is torn, blood escapes into the subdural space and can cause a blood clot to form.
Subdural haematomas can develop suddenly from a head injury that causes a large amount of blood to escape rapidly from a torn vein.
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