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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is brain edema?

Brain edema is a life-threatening condition that causes fluid to develop in the brain. This fluid increases the pressure inside of the skull — more commonly referred to as intracranial pressure (ICP). Increased ICP can reduce brain blood flow and decrease the oxygen the brain receives.

Symptoms of brain edema

  • Headache

  • Injury to the head

Questions your doctor may ask to check for brain edema

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose brain edema

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Did you hit your head?

Treatment for brain edema

Treatment for brain edema targets the underlying cause and any life-threatening complications. Prompt treatment is required to restore blood flow and oxygen to the brain while reducing the swelling. This may require a combination of medical and surgical treatments.

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