Uncal Herniation

Overview Uncal herniation is a typical type of transtentorial herniation in which uncus, which is the innermost part of the temporal lobe of brain, heads for the tentorium and eventually puts pressure on the midbrain (upper brainstem) and the oculomotor …

Tentorium Cerebelli

Overview Tentorium cerebelli is the second largest extension or fold of the dura mater after falx cerebri. In Latin, tentorium cerebelli means the ‘tent of the cerebellum’, which splits the cerebellum from the occipital (posterior) lobes of the cerebrum. Tentorium …

Falx Cerebri

Overview Falx cerebri (also called cerebral falx) is a large, double-fold of the dura mater that passes through a gap in the midline of the brain. Falx cerebri should not be confused with falx cerebelli, which is a fold that …