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Dr. Edward Smith
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Cerebral Apoplexy (Overview)

Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain.


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What is cerebral cortical atrophy?

What is cerebral cortical atrophy?

Loss of brain cells: This is a finding on either a CT scan or MRI of the brain. It is commonly seen in the elderly and can be a normal finding as we age. We tend to lose neurons or brain cells as we get older. This process can be increased with certain disease states such as dementia, infection, or poor nutrition. Typically this finding is coupled with cognitive impairment such as decreased memory or behavior problems ...Read more

Dr. Edward Smith
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Cerebral Apoplexy (Overview)

Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain.


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What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

What are the tests for cerebral apoplexy?

MRI: A ct of the brain may show a hemorrhage in the pituitary, but it can also be very difficult to see with the anatomy of the sella turcica surrounding the pituitary gland. Therefore, an MRI of the brain with attention to the sella would be the best test. ...Read more

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Yes : Transient ischemic attack is cerebral ischemia that results in transient neurologic dysfunction without acute infarction. Symptoms last for minutes to 24 hr and is transient and therefore reversible. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy curable?

Is cerebral palsy curable?

By definition - NO: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy. This means that it is a stable and permanent disorder of motor control. Many children learn to control so well that they may appear normal. Their disorder is present but just so well controlled that it takes special testing to detect. Other patients are severely affected and must be in wheelchairs with casts and braces and lots of special help. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral infarction?

What causes cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarct: Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain. This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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What is unspecified transient cerebral ischemia?

What is unspecified transient cerebral ischemia?

See below: Am not familiar with "unspecified", but transient cerebral ischemia means diminished blood flow to a part of the brain causing clinical symptoms. Since this can be the first sign of an impending stroke, this needs to be fully evaluated and medication started for prevention. See a neurologist and get this fully addressed. ...Read more

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What is cerebral atrophy?

What is cerebral atrophy?

Shrinkage: A certain amount of atrophy occurs as we age. When atrophy is excessive or is very focused in a specific region of the brain it can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder. For example, in alzheimer's disease focal atrophy can sometimes be seen in the inner part of the temporal lobes (memory regions). In frontotemporal dementia the atrophy is in frontal and/or temporal lobes. ...Read more

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Is induced cerebral hypoperfusion reversible?

Is induced cerebral hypoperfusion reversible?

Maybe. Probably.: Cerebral hypoperfusion literally means "not enough blood to the brain." so whether or not it is reversible depends on the cause for the decreased blood flow, and "induced" typically refers to intentionally causing this, such as for brain surgery or diagnostically. If this is the case, then yes, it's reversible. You should ask your doctor for more information rather than "medspeak.". ...Read more

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What are cerebral aneurysms?

What are cerebral aneurysms?

Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read more

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Is brain hemorrhaging hereditary?

Is brain hemorrhaging hereditary?

Typically NO: Most brain hemorrhages are due to uncontrolled hypertension. Other common causes include cocaine/amphetamines, tumors that bleed, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm rupture, anti-coagulant medications, trauma, embolic strokes that bleed and some brain infections.. The complete list is long. Some hereditary conditions that affect the integrity of blood vessel walls, increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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What is cerebral thrombosis?

What is cerebral thrombosis?

See below: A thrombosis involves a blood clot inside a blood vessel blocking the blood flow. Cerebral thrombosis means the clot is within the brain circulation, and, in essence, the potential cause of a stroke. ...Read more

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What is cerebral palsy?

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain malformation or injury that occurred any time from the 3rd week of gestation till term, about 10-20% of cases occur from asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life. Pediatric, early intervention services & subspecialty care all help. ...Read more

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Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Spasticity: CP and myoclonus involve over active stretch reflexes. They are caused by release of these reflexes from higher cortical brain control. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

What is a  cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

Large vasc abn brain: Cavernous implies large sized (as these things go); hemangioma is a vascular (blood vessel) abnormality enlarged thinner walled capillaries, a benign tumor; cerebral: in the brain. May have no symptoms, until they do-seizure, stroke, possibly death. Can be genetic component, family to be checked. See pmd first, then-neurologist, maybe neurosurgeon and/or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

Amyloid deposits: A pathological condition of blood vessels where amyloid ( a type of protein ) is deposited deposited jn the small vessels of brain and surrounding brain tissue, as seen in alzheimer disease. ...Read more

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke. ...Read more