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Small size encephalomalacia in the rt frontal lobe at the level of frontal horn . due to an stroke . age : 52 . sex : female . what is the treatment ?

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
No treatment: If there are residual deficits rehabilitation therapy can help the person regain function. Otherwise, unfortunately , there's not much that can be done.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
No Rx needed: An old stroke may cause encephalomalacia. There is no need to treat this, it is like a scar. If you have symptoms of left face, arm or leg weakness, rigidity or trouble walking, then physical therapy could help you.
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
PT/prevention: Once you have had a stroke the treatment focuses on therapy to improve deficits and prevention of another stroke. Speech and physical therapy are extremely important in recovery, depending upon your deficits. Your doctor will work with you to make sure that your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are optimal to try and prevent another stroke. Smoking cessation is also important.
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