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pathology ch 8 nervous system

Meningitis can be caused by: infections traveling from the middle ear, upper respiratory tract, frontal sinus, or through the bloodstream.
A brain abscess can be caused by an infection from: the middle ear, paranasal sinuses or mastoid air cells
Radiographic appearance of pituitary adenoma enlarged sella turcica, erosion of dorsum sellae
Most common primary cancer sites: breast and lung
Metastatic tumors reach the brain through the bloodstream
Radiographic appearance of cerebral contusion: areas of swelling and small hemorrhages on CT
Alternate term for a stroke CVA
A stroke is caused by: occlusions to vascular flow resulting in sudden impairment of cerebral blood flow
May precede a stroke TIA
Created by: annaluz87