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Acute Brain Swelling and Edema by Stimulation of the Medullary Reticular Formation in Cold Injured Brain

  • S. Nagao
  • M. Kawauchi
  • T. Ogawa
  • T. Ohmoto
  • A. Nishimoto
Conference paper

Abstract

In severely head-injured patients with intracranial hypertension, irregular vital signs are frequently observed indicating medullary dysfunction. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of stimulating the medullary reticular formation on brain edema and ICP in a cerebral contusion model.

Keywords

Brain Edema Intracranial Hypertension Medulla Oblongata Medullary Reticular Formation Injured Hemisphere 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nagao
    • 1
  • M. Kawauchi
    • 1
  • T. Ogawa
    • 1
  • T. Ohmoto
    • 1
  • A. Nishimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryKagawa Medical School and Okayama University Medical SchoolKita-Gun, KagawaJapan

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