Peritumoral Brain Edema: Effects of Methylprednisolone on Local Cerebral Blood Flow, Glucose Utilization and Capillary Permeability
Management of brain edema associated with tumor is extremely important for the treatment of brain tumor patients. Mass effects of the peritumoral edema often exceed those of the tumor itself. However, the mechanism of edema formation and the pathophysiology of this type of edema remain uncertain. Our previous study11 revealed that water and electrolyte content in the peritumoral brain tissue were similar to that of plasma, thus indicating that peritumoral brain edema is of the vasogenic type.
KeywordsBrain Edema Capillary Permeability Edema Fluid Local Cerebral Blood Flow Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization
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