Kernohan's notch

Kernohan's notch

Kernohan's notch is a cerebral peduncle indentation associated with some forms of transtentorial herniation.cite web |url=http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?Kernohan's+notch |title=Definition: Kernohan's notch from Online Medical Dictionary |format= |work= |accessdate=] cite web |url=http://www.medcyclopaedia.com/library/topics/volume_vi_1/k/kernohans_notch.aspx |title=Medcyclopaedia - Kernohan's notch |format= |work= |accessdate=]

It is named for James Watson Kernohan. [WhoNamedIt|synd|3431]

ee also

* Duret haemorrhage

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