Post-Traumatic Brain Swelling

  • R. D. Lobato
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 20)


Brain swelling is a general term to denote an increase in the volume of the brain. It may be defined as any increase in brain volume produced by an increase in volume of any or all of the constituents of the brain. Brain swelling may be due to an increase in the cerebral blood volume (CBV) (engorgement or hyperemia), to an increase in the amount of extra or intracellular water (oedema) or to an extra mass.


Cerebral Blood Flow Head Injury Brain Oedema Subdural Haematoma Cerebral Blood Volume 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Lobato
    • 1
  1. 1.Service Neurosurgery, Hospital “12 Octubre”, Faculty of MedicineUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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