Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 55–58 | Cite as

Computer tomographic assessment of perifocal edema surrounding tumors of the cerebral cortex

  • Michael Winking
  • Uwe Wildförster
Neurooncology
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Abstract

It is well known, that intracranial tumors can induce peritumoral edema of variable extension. Some authors describe a dependency between malignancy of tumor and size of perifocal edema. It is generally accepted that metastases induce the largest perifocal edema. This study investigates the relationship between the volume of the perifocal edema and its distance from the surface of the cortex.

Keywords

Brain tumors metastases perifocal edema tumor/edema ratio 

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© Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Winking
    • 1
  • Uwe Wildförster
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical DepartmentUniversity of Bochum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum-LangendreerBochum 7West Germany

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