© 1984

Recent Progress in the Study and Therapy of Brain Edema

  • K. G. Go
  • A. Baethmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basics of Brain Edema

    1. I. Klatzo, R. Suzuki, F. Orzi, F. Schuier, C. Nitsch
      Pages 1-10
    2. Wolfram Bodsch, Giinter Mies, Wulf Paschen, Konstantin-Alexander Hossmann
      Pages 27-35
    3. A. Marmarou, T. Nakamura, K. Tanaka, G. M. Hochwald
      Pages 37-44
    4. Patricia A. Tornheim, Robert L. McLaurin
      Pages 81-92
    5. Sukriti Nag, David M. Robertson, Henry B. Dinsdale
      Pages 93-105
    6. Ferenc Joó, András Mihály, Péter Temesvári, Ernó Dux
      Pages 107-116
    7. J. Cervos-Navarro, J. Artigas
      Pages 117-126
    8. C. Jerusalem, T. Polder, K. Kubat, M. Wijers-Rouw, Phan Trinh
      Pages 127-135
    9. George Mchedlishvili, Miroslaw Mossakowski, Micheal Itkis, Natalie Sikharulidze, Slowomir Januszewski
      Pages 137-150
  3. Brain Edema Mediator Compounds and Biochemistry

    1. A. Unterberg, K. Maier Hauff, M. Wahl, M. Lange, A. Baethmann
      Pages 175-182
    2. K. Maier Hauff, M. Lange, L. Schürer, Ch. Guggenbichler, W. Vogt, K. Jacob et al.
      Pages 183-192
    3. Nicolas G. Bazan, Enrique Politi, Elena B. de Rodriguez Turco
      Pages 203-212

About this book


This issue contains the proceedings of the most recent Inter­ national Symposium on Brain Edema, the 5th in a series of confer­ ences starting 1965 in Vienna. The ever since increasing interest in this field may not only result from the fact that - in clinical terms - the problem is not solved yet, but also from the many fascinating physiological and biochemical questions remaining. Moreover, the rapid progress of technical, physiological and bio­ chemical developments provides a permanent challenge to probe the subject with better and better resolution. The current proceedings provide many examples. It is safe to assume, that the history of brain edema research is familiar to most of its participants. Therefore, suffice it to remark that since the first histopathological recognition of brain edema as a separate entity among the multitude of intracranial space occupying lesions, progress in the understanding of its pathogenesis has not been straightforward. On the contrary, it has been complicated by confusing notions and concepts, some of which may have resulted from the elusiveness of the edematous changes in early histological studies, due to the inadequacy of the light microscope. Although brain edema occurs concomitantly in many pgtho10gica1 conditions of the brain, it has been suggested that its role is collateral only. Nevertheless, the potential of brain edema as a space occupying lesion is not trivial, since it raises intracranial pressure and eventually may result in lethal cerebral herniation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. G. Go
    • 1
  • A. Baethmann
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Surgical Research Grosshadern Clinic HUniversity of MunichMunichFederal Republic of Germany

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