cavity

(redirected from cranial cavity)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to cranial cavity: abdominal cavity, Spinal cavity

cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Previous methods have been used to estimate the volume of small skulls including filling the cranial cavity of bats with small lead shot (Findley 1969), filling the skull with small mustard seeds, or imaging methods (Manjunath, 2002).
The tumors were classified as Primary (arising from the contents of the orbit including eyeball), Secondary (arising from the structure in the neighborhood of orbit like eyelids, para nasal sinuses, Cranial cavity and Nasopharynx), Hematopoietic reticuloendothelial system lesion and Metastatic tumours.
Glial choristomas are isolated masses of mature brain tissue that are found outside the spinal cord or cranial cavity. These masses are rare, especially in the middle ear.
Infratentorial area (ITA1) and supratentorial area (STA): (Figure 3) The method has been proposed by Krogness to evaluate the size of the bony posterior fossa with regard to the overall cranial cavity in a more realistic fashion [15].
However, often times because of the environment most of this runs straight through the cranial cavity of the intended recipient and they depart their appointment having no recollection of anything of value.
An increase in the volume of contents of the cranial cavity causes pressure on brain structures with potentially devastating consequences.
Approximately 80% of encephalocele exit the cranial cavity in the region of the occiput.
Ectopic meningiomas can present extracranially due to direct extension from cranial cavity. In these cases, they erode skull bone and present extracranially.
By marking various "landmarks" - such as the orbits, cranial cavity and other bones in the skull - on each scan, researchers were able to track how the skull changed shape over millions of years.
The principal is to return the cerebral components in to the cranial cavity along with amputation of dysplastic tissue and closured of bony defect.
It extends into the cranial cavity throughout the distribution of the meninges, covering all neural structures (10).