- descending transtentorial herniation
- the most common kind of transtentorial herniation, with downward displacement of the most medially-placed cerebral structures through the tentorial notch, compressing parts of the cerebrum and structures beneath the notch; it is caused by a supratentorial mass. Symptoms depend on which structures are compressed and may include ocular changes or hemiparesis. Called also caudal transtentorial h.
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