Definition of dural in US English:



  • See dura

    • ‘Computed tomography of her brain was consistent with a dural sinus thrombosis, including a small frontal lobe haemorrhage.’
    • ‘In addition, an intra-operative lumbar spinal drain was used to facilitate atraumatic dural elevation and temporal lobe retraction.’
    • ‘The dural covering of the spinal cord also showed pigmentation adjacent to intervertebral disk.’
    • ‘Neuropathologic examination demonstrated massive distension of the entire dural venous sinus system by dark blue-purple thrombi.’
    • ‘Middle cranial fossa exploration revealed two punched out defects in the dura, with generalised dural thinning, overlying the tegmen and mastoid dural plate, which were eroded.’