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cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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Following cranial fusion (or an acute event in an infant or young child), any increase in volume within the cranial cavity will generate a corresponding increase in pressure.
So if ICP rises, CSF is reduced due to increased reabsorption and by displacement from the cranial cavity into the spinal column.
In light of the left temporal bone fracture and CSF otorrhea, we presumed that the entry point for the air into the cranial cavity was the mastoid bone, probably through defects in the tegmen tympani and dura.
5) Craniofacial resection is necessary for lesions that extend into the cranial cavity.
In this article, we describe a new case, which involved the right nasal cavity, ethmoid sinus, and pterygomaxillary fossa and extended into the cranial cavity.
Nasal glial heterotopia (nasal giloma) is the term used to describe a mass made up of mature brain tissue that is isolated from the cranial cavity or spinal canal.
Death in cases of sinonasal malignant schwannomas is usually caused by direct invasion into the cranial cavity or by pulmonary metastasis.
The tumor was found to have involved the cavernous sinus, with extension into the cranial cavity.
1-3) Other common sites are the mediastinum, retroperitoneum, intraspinal space, paraspinal region, sacrum, and cranial cavity.