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Brain Sci. 2018 Jan 12;8(1). pii: E14. doi: 10.3390/brainsci8010014.

Blood Flow and Continuous EEG Changes during Symptomatic Plateau Waves.

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1
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA. kreitzne@ucmail.uc.edu.
2
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA. huynhmt@ucmail.uc.edu.
3
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA. foremabo@ucmail.uc.edu.

Abstract

Benign meningiomas uncommonly lead to significant cerebral edema, with only a few cases previously reported in the medical literature. The present study describes the case of a 49-year-old female who had a meningioma resection. She subsequently developed malignant cerebral edema and had episodes that were initially concerning for seizure activity. However, transient blood flow changes concerning for intracranial pressure (ICP) crises, were demonstrated on electroencephalogram (EEG) as well as noninvasive cerebral blood flow monitoring. The present case highlights the importance of close monitoring in patients with post meningioma resection cerebral edema because of the possibility of ICP crises.

KEYWORDS:

cerebral edema; meningioma; neuromonitoring

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