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Cerebral Uptake and Consumption of Plasma-Kininogens in Vasogenic Brain Edema: Recent Findings of Kinin-Mechanisms

  • A. Unterberg
  • K. Maier Hauff
  • M. Wahl
  • M. Lange
  • A. Baethmann

Abstract

Traumatic or ischemic injury to the brain causes opening of the blood-brain-barrier and formation of focal tissue necrosis. These features are major determinants for the development of vaso-genic brain edema. While in the primary lesion produced by the insult the tissue often is irreversibly damaged, secondary processes, such as brain edema, might be influenced by treatment.

Keywords

Cerebral Ischemia Brain Edema Vasogenic Brain Edema Cerebral Uptake Focus Edema 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Unterberg
    • 1
  • K. Maier Hauff
    • 1
  • M. Wahl
    • 1
  • M. Lange
    • 1
  • A. Baethmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Surgical Research, Physiological Institute Department Neurosurgery, Klinikum GrosshadernUniversity of MunichWest-Germany

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