Behind October’s Cover


The illustration depicts a case of SoT (Syndrome of the Trephined) with right-sided craniectomy ghosted in. A coronal slice is extruded to show the concave sunken scalp flap, mass-effect on the right cerebral hemisphere, and different regions of the brain to highlight the four prevailing theories/mechanisms underlying this condition: A. Atmospheric pressure, B. Craniocaudal CSF flow, C. Decreased cerebral blood flow, and D. Decreased cerebral metabolism.

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