Cerebral Edema

Cerebral Edema

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cerebral edema or cerebral dema is an excess accumulation of water in the intracellular and/or extracellular spaces of the brain.Four types of cerebral edema have been distinguished.Due to a breakdown of tight endothelial junctions which make up the blood-brain barrier (BBB). This allows normally excluded intravascular proteins and fluid to penetrate into cerebral parenchymal extracellular space. Once plasma constituents cross the BBB, the edema spreads; this may be quite fast and widespread. As water enters white matter it moves extracellularly along fiber tracts and can also affect the gray matter. This type of edema is seen in response to trauma, tumors, focal inflammation, late stages of cerebral ischemia and hypertensive encephalopathy.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135911791
  • 9786135911794