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basal ganglia lacunar infarcts

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Unrelated: Lacunar means tiny little hole. The exact cause may be uncertain, most common is high blood pressure or diabetes. Bells palsy is peripheral facial n ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Small infarcts: Lacunar infarcts occur as a result of localized decreased blood flow resulting in localized cell death. This occurs in the more central penetrating ve ... Read More
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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Small Stroke.: Those findings are small strokes of specific areas of the brain that are subcortical or below the cortex. Two of the three mechanisms for those strok ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Lacunar infarcts: If they really are lacunar infarcts, chances are if she is fully treated and recovered, she will improve enough with physical therapy to be strong eno ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cerebral infarcts: These are caused by the vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) accompanying tuberculous meningitis. It affects vessels penetrating the brain from ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Depends....: Really depends on what symptoms and signs are present, lesions as described can be relatively asymptomatic.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
Lacunar Infarct: Lacunar infarcts - a silent stroke that may not produce any outside symptoms. Frequently, patients may be unaware they suffered a lacunar stroke.They ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Good vs functional: Good vs functional recovery. With lucencies seen on imaging, there will be residual neurological signs. How much better will the neurological signs g ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cerciello
53 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not advise: Major issue is awful taste and no data to support efficacy. Better off without it..
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tb meningitis: The meningitis has left your fiancee with a neurological deficit. He should be evaluated by a neurologist and start a physical therapy program
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