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Cerebral edema

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Cerebral edema
Classification and external resources
Edema (darker areas) surrounding a secondary brain tumor.

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.

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  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. S2CID 23365177.