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Periosteum: The outer layer of the cranial dura mater derives from the periosteum of the inner table and it is not tightly attached to the skull. It can be dissected away from the skull and separated from the inner layer of the dura. In the spine, the periosteum attaches tightly to the vertebra and the epidural space is between that and the dura mater. ...Read more
If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?
No immunos required: No immunosuppression is required for a dura mater transplant, or for most types of tissue transplants. Most of these tissues have been processed in ways that remove the antigens (proteins) exposure to the new host's immune system and therefore do not provke a rejection response. The big risk for dura mater transplants is creutzfeld-jacob disease (prions) transmission. ...Read more
My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?
Viral: Autoimmune reaction or viral infection could be the cause. ...Read more
Was told that if the tumours continue to re-grow they would have to remove the whole dura matter. Is this surgically possible?
Ask your doctor: Since you have a doctor giving you this advise...Please ask this question to your treating doctor. Anything can be removed surgically including dura mater, if needed and medically indicated. ...Read more
Yes, for all pract--: Ical purposes, its the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weight risks: Any steroids either parenteral or oral has its risks/side effects especially in the long run. Affects a lot of organ systems. So your md who is taking care of you will brief you more of it. And remember, your condition is an auto-immune condition. What steroids and other meds being used or available is just a palliative measure - quiet down or blocks the inflammatory reaction of these condition. ...Read more
Im a man and have noticed that my nipples stay hard no mater what and have been that way for many many years im 31 what is the cause of this?
Normal: This can be quite normal, not to worry. ...Read more
No difference!: Lamina dura is bundle bone that lies adjacent to the periodontal ligament, lining the tooth socket. The lamina dura surrounds the tooth socket and provides the attachment surface with which the sharpey's fibers of the periodontal ligament perforate. On an x-ray a lamina dura will appear as a radiopaque line surrounding the tooth root. An intact lamina dura is seen as a sign of healthy periodontium. ...Read more