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Shift causes compression of the oculomotor nerve, or cranial nerve 3, evidenced by the classic sign of a unilaterally dilated pupil.
Uncal or lateral transtentorial herniation.
Lateral shift of brain tissue, usually result of a lesion in one the cerebral hemispheres.
Downward shift of one or both cerebral hemispheres, usually because of lesions in the frontal or parietal lobes. manifested by Cheyne-stokes respirations, pinpoint and non-reactive pupils and potential for hemodynamic instability.
Central or transtentorial herniation
Downward shift of brain tissue through the foramen magnum, which results in compression of the medulla and upper cervical
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