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brain parenchymal atrophy in 6 year old

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
22 years experience Neurology
Not as simple: In medicine, it is about the patient not the test. Radiologist need to report all findings, which occasionally could alarm and worry non medical perso ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
32 years experience Neurology
No: Our brains shrink as we age from 30 to 90, but this is due cell size reducing. The term "atrophy", if used correctly, means the degree of shrinkage i ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Yes and no: Depends how you define "normal." Brains atrophy "normally" as we age. This doesn't necessarily correspond with how a brain is working. Elderly atrophi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Diagnosis correct?!!: True atrophy of the brain at 30 is very unusual, are there any general medical problems?, history of trauma especially in childhood, alcohol or drug p ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Cure? Of course not.: Brain atrophy with increasing age is normal. This doesn't necessarily correspond with how well a brain works. Elderly atrophied brains can work just f ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Rare things rarely happen. Does she throw up in the early morning. (sign of extra brain pressure) ? Are there other physical symptoms or deficits of f ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Why ask here?: Unless it's different in Merrie Olde England from US your nephew's parents didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The GCA is more a description than a diagnosis. It could relate to a specific one time event and as such not "progress" but at that age, the outcome ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Eval: Depends on whether the atrophy looks prenatal, normal brain otherwise. Work up for neuro developmental diseases...Deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, e ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yusuf Omar
Specializes in
W days: It’s best to get kids check sooner than later . A day or 2 of panado max. Then get it checked if not resolving.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
33 years experience Family Medicine
None: Mild cerebral atrophy usually is a condition that arises from aging. There is no known treatment for this, it is not fatal.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
MRI findings: Greetings. Rest assured that the findings you are describing is a description of a normally aging brain. The MRI gives us great detail and descriptive ... Read More

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