Pathogenesis of traumatic brain swelling: role of cerebral blood volume.

Abstract

The pathogenesis of traumatic brain swelling is unclear. Brain edema (increased water content) is considered an important cause of swelling, but there is also evidence that vasodilatation with increased cerebral blood volume (CBV) plays a role. We have evaluated early posttraumatic changes in CBV in 37 head-injured patients, using dynamic contrast-enhanced… (More)

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@article{Bouma1998PathogenesisOT, title={Pathogenesis of traumatic brain swelling: role of cerebral blood volume.}, author={Gerrit J. Bouma and Jan Paul Muizelaar and Panos P. Fatouros}, journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement}, year={1998}, volume={71}, pages={272-5} }