A patient experiences cerebral edema. What is solution?

Depends. There are several medical solutions to attempting to reduce cerebral edema while awaiting resolution of the problem which created it. The problem is that this is generally a manifestation of some other illness. If this remains permanent, then placement of a shunt, usually ventriculo-peritoneal, may be necessary.

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Please help! What is the reason behind the infusion of intravenous fluid on a patient having cerebral edema?

Intensive care. Patients with cerebral edema may have significant brain dysfunction, causing decreased alertness or even coma. These patients cannot eat or drink. Iv fluids are administered to maintain fluid balance, control normal electrolytes, and minimize worsening of edema. Read more...

Could cerebral edema go away on its own?

Yes. THe skull has no room for brain expansion so edema is a critical condition. There are several ways to reduce brain swelling and thus reduce pressure from the skull There may not be time to let swelling go down on own. Speak to the neurologist. Read more...
Cerebral edema. The resolution of cerebral edema is based on what caused the edema in the first place. It if is due to an infection or tumor and they are treated then the edema usually resolves on it own. It really comes down to what caused the edema in the first place. Read more...

What's the difference between apoplexy, cerebral edema?

Bleeding/swelling. Apoplexy in the brain involves sudden bleeding into the cerebral or pituitary tissue. This can cause associated swelling which is called cerebral edema. The combination of bleeding and swelling can cause neurological deficits such as weakness, speech problems, coma or death. Read more...

What is the difference between apoplexy and cerebral edema?

Words. Apoplexy is unconsciousness resulting from a stroke or hemorrhage (bleed). Cerebral edema can result from many causes, including stroke or hemorrhage, trauma, high blood pressure, cancer, etc, and it does not always correlate with unconsciousness. Edema can also be focused in a single region. Read more...

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes cerebral edema?

Blood brain barrier. Breakdown of the blood brain barrier leads to the extravasation of water into the brain tissue. This ultimately leads to the cerebral edema or swelling. There are different causes: brain tumors secrete a vascular permeability factor that leads to edema. Hypoxia leads to dysfunction of the protein pumps that maintain fluid balance. Traumatic brain injury leads to physical disruption of this barrier. Read more...
Brain swelling. Cerebral edema is the medical term for brain swelling. There area variety of causes including trauma, infection, strokes, tumors, and blood vessel malformations. Read more...

What is the difference between Cerebral Edema & Neurocysticercosis?

One causes the other. cerebral edema is fluid build up in part or whole brain due to breakdown/dysruption of the blood brain barier due to injury, such as inflamation, storke, masses like tumor or CYSTICERCOSIS. neurocysticercosis is the cause, edema is the result of injury from lthis. Read more...
Completely different. Neurocysticercosis is an infection of the pork tapeworm, Taenia Soiium and the organism forms cysts within the brain. Cerebral edema is indicative of brain swelling secondary to fluid buildup. The above infection usually is chronic and indolent and typically not accompanied by much brain swelling. Read more...