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Disease Brain Edema

Name Brain Edema
Synonyms Brain Edema, Cytotoxic | Brain Edema, Vasogenic | Brain Swelling | Brain Swellings | Cerebral Edema | Cerebral Edema, Cytotoxic | Cerebral Edemas, Vasogenic | Cerebral Edema, Vasogenic | Cytotoxic Brain Edema | Cytotoxic Cerebral Edema | Edema, Brain | Edema, Cerebral | Edema, Cytotoxic Brain | Edema, Cytotoxic Cerebral | Edema, Intracranial | Edema, Vasogenic Brain | Edema, Vasogenic Cerebral | Intracranial Edema | Swelling, Brain | Vasogenic Brain Edema | Vasogenic Cerebral Edema
Definition Increased intracellular or extracellular fluid in brain tissue. Cytotoxic brain edema (swelling due to increased intracellular fluid) is indicative of a disturbance in cell metabolism, and is commonly associated with hypoxic or ischemic injuries (see HYPOXIA, BRAIN). An increase in extracellular fluid may be caused by increased brain capillary permeability (vasogenic edema), an osmotic gradient, local blockages in interstitial fluid pathways, or by obstruction of CSF flow (e.g., obstructive HYDROCEPHALUS). (From Childs Nerv Syst 1992 Sep; 8(6):301-6)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D001929
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