A 32-year-old member asked:
how serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? does it depend on size or site?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Depends: It can be deadly serious or incidental - depending on the type and location. You should see a neurosurgeon to determine which one you have and what it needs for treatment.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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Is head banging a sign of a serious brain condition?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Rarely is this is a sign of a serious problem. Many children bang their heads as a way of "self soothing." the best approach is to make sure they are in a safe environment where they cannot hurt themselves and to try to distract the from the behavior. If worsening behavior or other symptoms develop, speak with your pediatrician about this.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can people of any age get cerebral palsy?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
CP acquired< 3yo: By definition cerebral palsy is related to injury to the developing nervous system befort the 3rd birthday. (pregnancy, labor, delivery or the infancy years). Brain injury after that point is looked on as a different process similar to adult strokes or brain injury defects. The separation is more than random. Infants with CP have a greater recovery potential than adults with similar injuries.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
If I have a chiari malformation, am I eligible for disability?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
See an expert: A surgical resident i know had a chiari malformation - went to a specialist - had it repaired and now works 80 hours/week with no disability. Obviously, these malformations vary from person to person, but make sure that you are seen by an expert. He was misdiagnosed and almost gave up his dream of a surgical career.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old female asked:
What effects does acohol and smoking have on brain tumor? How can I care for someone with brain tumor?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Part of the team: Brain tumors are either benign or malignant and are either primary or due to tumors elsewhere in the body. Any patient with brain tumor needs a team support. There may be a surgeon, cancer specialist, neurologist, radiation specialist, chemotherapy team, rehab therapists, psychological support, etc. You can help by being part of the team. Alcohol in small amounts should not harm but no smoking.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2012
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