Cerebral edema is an accumulation of water in the spaces of the brain. This condition can be brought on by head trauma, stroke or other condition. This is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires early detection and rapid treatment.
If you’ve suffered a head injury, you will be evaluated for cerebral edema. Treatments are focused on getting rid of the excess fluid in the brain, relieving the pressure in the skull and preventing a recurrence. In severe cases, surgery is required to relieve the pressure and take out the excess fluid.
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The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries caused by sudden brain trauma. Our expert team of neurosurgeons and neurologists is available 24/7 to offer the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options for patients with traumatic brain injuries.