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What are the long-term effects of brain swelling?

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It depends on the severity and location of the injury. You might notice problems with:

While some problems may continue to get better over time, others may require ongoing treatment.

  • Sleeping
  • Thinking and paying attention
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Communication skills
  • Movement

From: Brain Swelling WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/16/2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Definition of Cerebral Edema."

Hutchinson, P. , 2007; vol 22(5): p E14. Neurosurgery Focus

eMedicine.com: "Classification and Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury;" "Stroke, Ischemic;" "Stroke, Hemorrhagic;" "Cerebellar Hemorrhage;" "Pediatrics, Reye Syndrome;" "Toxoplasmosis;" "Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis;" Subdural Empyema;" "Cerebral Venous Thrombosis;" and "Altitude Illness - Cerebral Syndromes."

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Meningitis - Topic Overview."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Definition of Cerebral Edema."

Hutchinson, P. , 2007; vol 22(5): p E14. Neurosurgery Focus

eMedicine.com: "Classification and Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury;" "Stroke, Ischemic;" "Stroke, Hemorrhagic;" "Cerebellar Hemorrhage;" "Pediatrics, Reye Syndrome;" "Toxoplasmosis;" "Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis;" Subdural Empyema;" "Cerebral Venous Thrombosis;" and "Altitude Illness - Cerebral Syndromes."

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Meningitis - Topic Overview."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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