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A 39-year-old male asked about a 53-year-old female:

Help my wife had a head ct done because of her getting dizzy and the it said advanced mild to moderate cerebral atrophy in the frontal temporal lobe what does it mean?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Loss of brain cells: Cerebral atrophy is a loss of brain cells or neurons and their connections. Some atrophy occurs naturally with aging but more rapid loss is seen with dementia or with a stroke. The frontal and temporal lobes are especially involved with mood and emotions and less so with motor activity. Cerebral atrophy is a non specific finding and does not explain dizziness.
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