Malignant Brain Edema Syndrome

Malignant brain edema syndrome is a rare but possibly fatal complication that can occur in the setting of a single or recurrent closed-head injury. The term malignant brain edema syndrome was formerly associated chiefly with infants and children but has recently been expanded to include the entity commonly referred to as the second impact syndrome. Second impact syndrome is thought to occur if an individual sustains a second head injury while still suffering from the effects of a previous head injury from the recent past. Sudden increases in intracranial ...

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