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glossary:vasogenic_edema [2007/08/27 10:22]
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|+||The disruption of the cerebral capillary provides the underlying mechanism for vasogenic [[:edema]]. The amount of edema is greatest in the white matter (increased water and sodium in the extracellular spaces, decreased potassium); but the same changes may take place in grey matter but less so. The astrocytes become swollen. This type of edema is seen in response to [[trauma]], [[tumor]]s, focal inflammation, and late stages of cerebral ischemia. |