Cerebral Oedema in Head-Injured Patients

  • J. D. Miller
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 167)


Strictly defined, cerebral oedema is an increase in brain volume that is due to an increase in brain water content. The adverse effects of cerebral oedema are produced by local brain dis- tortion, local reduction in regional cerebral blood flow and, eventually, raised intracranial pressure. If this is unchecked a global reduction in cerebral blood flow will follow with widespread brain damage [1 ].


Head Injury Intracranial Pressure Cerebral Oedema Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Decompressive Craniectomy 
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