high altitude cerebral oedema

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Accumulation of fluid in the cranial cavity at high altitudes. Most cases occur above 4300 m. It results in mental confusion that can lead to loss of consciousness, coma, and death. Its precise cause is unknown. Treatment is by administering supplemental oxygen and moving the patient to a lower altitude. See also Gamow bag.

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