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bleeding on the brain in the elderly

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Replogle
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Hemorrhage : Several types: intraparenchymal, epidural, sub dural, and subarachnoid. These can be caused either by trauma (most common) or can be spontaneous. Tre ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Multiple ways: During the fall, if the brain is thrust against the boney skull, it can be injured producing a small hemorrhage. A second mechanism, the bridging vein ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Most infant skull fractures in the us are unfortunately due to either child abuse or road traffic accidents. But yes, falling from a bed onto a hard s ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Traumatic injury: A contusion is a bruise so these can range from mild to very severe, depending on the type of injury and the location. They can lead to long-term brai ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Minimal: Most were evacuated almost immediately. A few workers developed bone marrow suppression and died. The workers that shielded the doomed plant were w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, suc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Most are reparable: Depending on exact size and location, most are correctable with surgery or interventions.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Brain: Cerebral Cortices (each is one Cerebral cortex, Right & Left). Also called Cerebral Hemispheres.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Hypertension is # 1: Chronic high blood pressure, alcohol abuse, bleeding from existing vascular brain lesion, primary and metastatic cancers, cerebral vasculitis (inflamm ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible:: Hmorrhagic cystis, acquired cystic kidney disease seen in some patients on chronic dialysis, kidney or bladder tumor, vasculitis or vascular malformat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
A space filled with: Cerebral spinal fluid.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Same as second-time: and subsequent, just more powerful. Heroin is not unique, and other opioids that are well-absorbed and rapidly pass the blood/brain barrier produce p ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Depends: On tumor size, cause, associated swelling/bleeding, response to treatment etc. Many variables prevent a definitive response.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fatta Nahab
20 years experience Neurology
Lost of blood flow: The most common cause of fainting is a reduction in blood flow to the brain that leads to the sensation of blacking out and fainting. Contributors to ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be carefull danger: Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down rapidly breakdown products of damaged muscle cells are released int ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Very complex topic: Several parts of the brain are implicated in memory function. The hippocampus (located in the left and right temporal lobes) is involved in long term ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only 1 large part: Cerebrum has a left and right hemisphere.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Almost correct: The gray matter (nervous system tissue with cell bodies) is inside the cord, surrounded by white matter (axons: nerve fibers going to & from the brain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
A : A brain tumor is a life-changing and potentially life-threatening condition. It shouldn't be surprising that a brain tumor causes stress, both physic ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Talk to neurosurgeon: You are asking very specific questions about specific recommendations. If your consulting neurosurgeon is unwilling to explain this to your satisfacti ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: A blood clot can develop anywhere.

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