Mechanisms of Cerebral Edema Leading to Early Seizures After Traumatic Brain Injury

@inproceedings{Iffland2014MechanismsOC,
  title={Mechanisms of Cerebral Edema Leading to Early Seizures After Traumatic Brain Injury},
  author={Philip H. Iffland and Gerald A. Grant and Damir Janigro},
  year={2014}
}
Epidemiological data support a link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and seizures. TBI accounts for approximately 16 % of acute symptomatic seizures which usually occur in the first week after trauma. Children are at higher risk for posttraumatic seizures than adults and experience greater morbidity and mortality from cerebral edema (CE). CE is responsible for half of the mortality associated with TBI. A recent book chapter summarizes the most important features of posttraumatic seizure. In… CONTINUE READING

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