What Are the Treatments for Brain Swelling?
Brain swelling, known in medical terminology as cerebral edema, is a manifestation of various brain injuries such as cancer or trauma, and is dangerous because it raises the pressure inside the skull. The skull is a thick chamber that is not compliant, which means it does not stretch. The danger from increased intracranial pressure comes from the fact that it will actually compress the brain and can push the brain stem out of the bottom of the skull, causing death. Various methods of treatment exist to address cerebral edema.