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What mechanisms causes the brain to swell with water after trauma/impact?

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Trauma to cells

simple answer: similar to reaction in any part of body that experiences trauma/injury.
..think of swelling after a sprained ankle.

In brief: Trauma to cells

simple answer: similar to reaction in any part of body that experiences trauma/injury.
..think of swelling after a sprained ankle.
Dr. Kathryn Ko
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