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Cerebral Blood Volume Changes During the Development of Brain Edema

  • George Mchedlishvili
  • Miroslaw Mossakowski
  • Micheal Itkis
  • Natalie Sikharulidze
  • Slowomir Januszewski

Abstract

The excessive transfer of water from blood to brain tissue during the development of edema is dependent upon a series of interrelated circulatory, vascular and tissue factors. The circulatory factors have long since been the subject of research19,9,10. The most important role is certainly played by the intravascular pressure which is forcing the water across the vascular walls into the cerebral tissue9,10,8,12,4,l. The cerebral blood pressure (i.e. predominantly the pressure in the brain capillaries) is, on the one hand, dependent upon the systemic arterial and venous pressures, and, on the other hand, on the cerebral arterial resistance.

Keywords

Brain Edema Cerebral Blood Volume Intravascular Pressure Brain Volume Change Systemic Venous Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Mchedlishvili
    • 1
  • Miroslaw Mossakowski
    • 2
  • Micheal Itkis
    • 1
  • Natalie Sikharulidze
    • 1
  • Slowomir Januszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physiology and Pathology of the Cerebral Circulation, I. Beritashvili Institute of PhysiologyGeorgian Academy of SciencesTbilisiUSSR
  2. 2.Department of Neuropathology, Medical Research CenterPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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