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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Diffuse Axonal Injury

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Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

It can be: Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain. ...Read more

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


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Regarding mtbi.Do recovery occurs at the primary injury stage or the secondary injury stage of tbi?

Regarding mtbi.Do recovery occurs at the primary injury stage or the secondary injury stage of tbi?

Recovery takes time: With respect to mild tbi, recovery depends on the extent of initial symptoms and other factors. Research has shown that baseline physical condition before the injury, prior head injury or other neurologic disease, psychiatric disease, life stressors, student status, tbi after motor vehicle accident, and older age may be risk factors for persistent symptoms and longer recovery times. ...Read more

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Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?

Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain.  Recent diagnosis  of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement.  Changes of recovering?

Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?

Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival?  Any possible impairment?

Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Severe tbi: In a patient that has recovered and is awake and interactive and conversant, it is unusual for head injury to have caused total loss of memory (both short term and long term). However, the more severe the tbi, the more likely there will be diffuse enough damage to affect both hippocampi of the brain. These are structures deep within the brain that are vital to memory function. ...Read more

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Suffering from diffuse cerebral and cerebellar atropy, any good treatment is there for this atropy..... ?

Suffering from diffuse cerebral and cerebellar  atropy, any good treatment is there for this atropy..... ?

Depends: If your atrophy is due to alcohol, stop drinking, and supplement thiamine. If this is due to hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, there is truly no good treatment. If this is due to multiple sclerosis, see a specialist in the ms field. If you have cognitive or coordination issues, there are therapies available to help you cope. Need to see a neurologist, get a diagnosis and proceed. ...Read more

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Which type of neurological disease causes brain deterioration?

Which type of neurological disease causes brain deterioration?

Brain disease: Everything from genetic disorders and trauma to strokes and neurodegenerative diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage ?

What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage ?

It varies. : Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Father of 52 MRI report's " infovour of tiny infarcts within frontal lober of both cerebral hemispheres' is it serious and treatment ?

Father of 52 MRI report's  " infovour of tiny infarcts within frontal lober of both cerebral hemispheres'   is it serious and treatment ?

Specialist: Well- it's not life threatening- if that is what you are asking. However it can cause progressive dementia and severe headaches. A good neurologist should help. Also need to find out where these infarcts coming from---- is your heart sending out emboli? Is their defect in blood? Or is their local trauma? ...Read more

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What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ? Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine

What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ?  Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine

Rule out brain/spine: R/o metabolic CNS DX means to rule out a metabolic central nervous disease disorder or diagnosis. This means a neurological problem caused by a disease affecting your nerves to function probably from the higher order aresa such as the brain, spine or generalized nervous system. Heavy drinking, heavy metal poisoning, parkinson’s, previous exposure to chemotherapy, radiation, aggressive or prolon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

Variable, but: Typical results of a stroke affecting brainstem and rostral structures, could see focal weakness over unilateral arm and leg, with possible problem with speech. Spinal cord smaller area and maybe both legs and less commonly unilateral arm and leg. ...Read more

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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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Wcapsular distention causes moderate deformity of the cranialfibers ofthe supraspinatus moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint meaning?

Wcapsular distention causes moderate deformity of the cranialfibers ofthe supraspinatus moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint meaning?

It sounds like there: is fluid in the joint which is distended. This in turn pushes up on the supraspinatus & deforms it or makes it bow upwards. @ the, level of its attachment @ the humoral head. Mod cart loss @ AC joint means there's arthritis there, or could also B from infection or inflammation. ...Read more

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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more