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My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

encephalomalacia: This essentially refers to damaged brain. It is not really an active disease but a response to an injury--essentially the lasting scar of where once viable brain tissue used to be. There is no real reversal of this process. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Is therapy for closed head injury patients in the first year imporant?

Extremely: Most healing occurs in the first 12-18 months. Rehabilitative efforts are most effective during this time as well. ...Read more

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After a head injury, what are some treatments out there proven to help neurogenesis?

After a head injury, what are some treatments out there proven to help neurogenesis?

Review article: There is nothing proven to be clinically valid, but a number of ideas. A good review article (if somewhat technical) available to you on the net is: curr opin investig drugs. 2010 mar;11(3):298-308. Angiogenesis, neurogenesis and brain recovery of function following injury. Xiong y, mahmood a, chopp m. There may also be some evidence for progesterone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When I was a diving : Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more

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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

Not much: Unless your head injury was severe enough to cause brain damage at the time, and i'm guessing not as you are able to be online asking this question, you should not develop new brain problems now. If there was focal brain damage at the time, there is always a risk of seizure after several months but this is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Not advised: I would not advise doing so. After a concussion, please have a Neurologic examination with your PCP. Once they have determined that you are well, then they will advise you regarding activities and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Yes: Brain still swollen some after exercise. Recommend careful continuation of all sports activities, will watch out for brain swelling etc. ...Read more

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How long after head injury does Extradural Haematoma occur? Do you always experience symptoms?

How long after head injury does Extradural Haematoma occur? Do you always experience symptoms?

Epidural hematoma: Extramural hematomas occur minutes to hours after head trauma. Some delayed 24 hours in children and adults over 45 years old. Extradural hematoma after a head trauma is either epidural (outside the dura but under the skull) or subgaleal (under the scalp but on top of the skull). Epidural hematomas can be life threatening because the bleeding is often arterial from a torn artery in the meninges. ...Read more

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7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

Close observation: The scalp hematoma will typically resolve over the course of several weeks. If no other problems, just closely observe the child for another week. It sounds like the child is doing fine. ...Read more

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18m, do floaters caused by a head injury disappear by time?If yes, how much? If not then is there any way to cure it completely or atleast improve it?

18m, do floaters caused by a head injury disappear by time?If yes, how much? If not then is there any way to cure it completely or atleast improve it?

Traumatic floaters: Floaters following head injury may be serious or not significant. You should have a dilated retinal exam by retina specialist to rule out peripheral retinal breaks which could result in retinal detachment. Watch out for retinal detachment signs of 1. Lightning flashes, 2. Shower black spots going in many directions and 3. Field defect or curtain fold in visual field. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can manifest after a head injury?

Many: Headaches, dizziness, light sensitivity, confusion, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, fatigue, altered mental status, abnormal temperament, and labile affect are the most common. ...Read more

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Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

What is the question: Head injuries are common. The skull is built to resist most trauma and to protect the brain. Nasty bumps are common, but brain injury is rare. Repeated head trauma is not good and may end up with eventual brain damage. Protect your head, eyes, brain from repetitive injury. ...Read more

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Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can a past head injury mask symptoms of B12 deficiency? Could it lead docs in the wrong direction causing misdiagnosis

Can you clarify?: B12 deficiency can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms including problems with memory and focus; and so can a head injury. But severe B12 deficiency will also cause many other problems not associated with head trauma, including things like anemia or peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more