Subdural space

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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.

See also

External links

  • subdural+space at eMedicine Dictionary
  • 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 "The "subdural" space: a new look at an outdated concept".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.
  • Subdural+space at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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