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Traumatic Brain Swelling and Brain Edema

  • K. E. Richard
Part of the Advances in Neurotraumatology book series (NEUROTRAUMATOL., volume 3)

Abstract

In a similar manner to other tissues of the human body, the brain responds to an injury with disturbances of cerebral metabolism and blood flow, leading to hyperemia and edema. Increases in cerebral blood volume and water content of brain tissue, or a combination of the two, lead to brain bulk enlargement. The cause of this phenomenon is still an object of intensive research activity, however, even the terms and definitions for this phenomenon have not been already established to date.

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Head Injury Intracranial Pressure Brain Edema Cerebral Blood Volume Severe Head Injury 
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  • K. E. Richard
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  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik derUniversität zu KölnGermany

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