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Brain Edema after Surgery of Lateral Ventricle Tumors


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Title: Brain Edema after Surgery of Lateral Ventricle Tumors
Authors: Shibata, Shobu
Issue Date: 25-Oct-1988
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1988, 33(1-4), p.32-37
Abstract: We reported five cases of lateral ventricle tumors all of which developed severe brain edema between nine days and eight years after surgry. Follow-up study with serial computed tomography before and after surgery were presented. Based on a review of the literature, a possible causal mechanism is suggested : 1) The cerebrospinal fluid diffuses into the white matter through the surgically damged ependyma and causes severe postoperative edema ; and 2) surgical blockade of the flow of cerebral interstitial fluid to drain into the fenestrated vessels of the choroid plexux and other periventricular areas causes severe postoperative edema.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15704
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 33, No. 1-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15704

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