What is the occurrence of cerebral edema after ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Significant cerebral edema after ischemic stroke is thought to be somewhat rare (10–20%). Maximum severity of edema is typically reached 72–96 hours after the onset of stroke.


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