A 46-year-old member asked:
What does a left frontal lobe soft spot mean and what are the dangers?
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Neurology 34 years experience
?????: Do you mean outside the skull or inside the skull? Is this something you can feel on the side of your head? Because you said "frontal lobe," but the frontal lobe is on the other side of some tough bone. If you mean actually in the brain, you'll have to explain "soft spot," because the living brain has roughly the consistency of raw egg yolk. It's ALL soft. Please repost with clearer wording.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Neurology 12 years experience
Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on a MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots.
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Last updated May 22, 2016
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