Cerebral edema

human disease

Cerebral œdema (or cerebral edema) is a build-up of extra fluid in the brain. It causes swelling. It is caused by physical trauma or an injury to the brain. This includes inflammation of the brain caused by some infections.[1] Also, mountain climbers at high altitude have been known to experience cerebral oedema primarily due to reduced air pressure acting on the cranium.

Cerebral edema
Classification and external resources
Edema (darker areas) surrounding a secondary brain tumor.
ICD-10G93.6
ICD-9348.5
DiseasesDB2227
MeSHD001929

ReferencesEdit

  1. Raslan A, Bhardwaj A (2007). "Medical management of cerebral edema". Neurosurgical Focus. 22 (5): E12. doi:10.3171/foc.2007.22.5.13. PMID 17613230.