dura mater


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dura mater

[′du̇r·ə ‚mā·dər]
(anatomy)
The fibrous membrane forming the outermost covering of the brain and spinal cord. Also known as endocranium.
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Since the dura mater extends to the brain, it is possible that this technology can help in developing brain implants as well.
This approach is ideal for dural ectasias with a small meningocele pedicle and firm dura mater since watertight closure will be more easily attainable and there will be lower risk of cyst reformation.
A thick clot beneath the dura mater coated the right cerebral lobe.
By far the most common sources of iatrogenic disease were human cadavers from which pituitary hormones and dura mater grafts were obtained (Table 1; Figure); the other major variety of environmentally acquired disease is vCJD.
During most cranial and some spinal surgeries the integrity of the dura mater is breached either intentionally by incision or unintentionally.
2) Several studies have been published on the effects of hypovitaminosis A on the dura mater of calves.
Products affected by the new regulation include musculoskeletal tissue, corneas, human heart valves, dura mater and cellular therapies.
For example, CBER proposed that specimens from each dura mater donor be archived and the dura mater processed using a validated method for minimizing TSE risk.
The courts found the state responsible for the infections of all 20 plaintiffs with CJD because it allowed transplants of tainted human dura mater during brain surgery.
Based on your recent presentations, we understand that RTI uses procedures intended to screen donors in accordance with guidelines established by the FDA and that the BioCleanse process is not used on tissue such as dura mater or vertebral bodies," wrote Kathryn Zoon, PhD, CBER director.
13] Other sites less frequently involved are the dura mater, pericardium, myocardium, kidney, adrenal gland, thyroid, diaphragm, pancreas, and brain.