Pathophysiology of brain edema formation.

Abstract

A number of mechanisms seem to be involved in edema formation after an ICH. At least three phases of edema are involved in ICH. These include a very early phase (first several hours) involving hydrostatic pressure and clot retraction, a second phase (first 2 days) involving the activation of the coagulation cascade and thrombin production, and a third phase… (More)

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