Since the brain which is in a closed and bony box swells for any reason – when brain edema occurs – if the applied treatments do not produce any relief, the swelling continues to increase, and the brain starts to suffocate itself.
If the medicines given to treat the brain swelling do not affect it, then it is very important for the neurosurgeons to get involved immediately; because they can open the lid of the closed bone box – meaning they can do a surgery to remove the bones from the skull and make room for the swollen brain.
In this way it is possible to save the life of the patient and ensure that the quality of life will be better after the treatment. Unless, of course, it’s not late; as is always the case. If your patient is in an intensive care unit and said to have brain edema, then ask the staff that your patient to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon immediately.