Definition of herniation in US English:

herniation

noun

  • See herniate

    • ‘No obvious necrotizing lesions, edema, or herniations were present.’
    • ‘Massive hemorrhage into the glioblastoma, brain edema, and herniation explain the death of this patient.’
    • ‘In untreated cases, progressive deterioration in the level of consciousness, pupillary abnormalities and pyramidal signs may develop due to increasing hydrocephalus and tentorial herniation.’
    • ‘The brain was edematous, with mild uncal herniation, tonsillar herniation, and a left-to-right shift.’
    • ‘A CT scan performed within two hours of completing myelography enhances the diagnostic quality and reliability of the imaging study by more accurately depicting osteophytes, disc herniations, and spinal cord contour.’

Pronunciation

herniation

/hərnēˈāSHən/