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Doctor insights on: Dura Mater

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Why does the spinal dura mater not have two layers like the cranial dura mater?

Why does the spinal dura mater not have two layers like the cranial dura mater?

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

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If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?

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

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My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football). ...Read more

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Dura mater in brain and spinal chord, can you tell me more?

Dura mater in brain and spinal chord, can you tell me more?

Dura mater: The dura mater is a thick membrane that covers the brain and the spinal cord, it is a protective membrane and holds the brain and spinal cord in place and is also the structure that gets infected when one has a "meningitis" ...Read more

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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

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Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

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

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What are the difference between lamina dura and the bundle bone?

What are the difference between lamina dura and the bundle bone?

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