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Dural Ectasia Symptoms
Widened Dural sac: The covering around the spinal cord consist of several layers one of which is called the Dura. When this covering or sad about the spinal cord is widened in certain areas where it normally is not then the result may be herniation of nerve roots. There are several associations of congenital syndromes such as Marfan's and neurofibromatosis which can be seen with this type of presentation. ...Read more
Air flow restriction: Subglottic stenosis is a congenital or acquired narrowing of the subglottic airway. Congenital subglottic stenosis is a birth defect. Acquired subglottic stenosis generally follows as an after-effect of airway intubation. Mild forms can be asymptomatic. If there are symptoms, it can include: shortness of breath, cough, bronchitis or pneumonia. In worse cases, it can lead to airway obstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI brain results, atrophy & ex vacuo dilated lateral ventricles. TBI 10yrs ago. Headache, nausea, blurry/double vision. Is it acquired Hydrocephalus?
Possibly: Ex vacuo is usually ventricular enlargement due to decreased cerebral tissue. Usually asymptomatic, your acquired hydrocephalus and its underlying mechanism of traumatic brain injury are likely related to your symptoms. Please speak with your health care provider about symptomatic treatment. ...Read more
Increase in vertigo events & tremor post TIA (q? Sepsis complication) with brainstem symptoms. Awaiting MRI & Transoesophageal Echo. Potential DDx?
Embolism: It sounds like your doctors suspect endocarditis which may throw septic emboli into the brain which causes ischemia or infarction of brain tissue and depending on where the tissue damage is, you would develop symptoms similar to what you describe. Are you on broad spectrum iv abc? are you on anti-coagulants? why are you waiting for a brain MRI? that should be done urgently to eval brain insult. ...Read more
My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?
The symptoms ranges: From mild to severe. Aortic valve stenosis signs and symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include: chest pain (angina) or tightness, feeling faint or fainting with exertion, shortness of breath, especially with exertion, fatigue, especially during times of increased activity, heart palpitations sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat, heart murmur. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Abd CT showed severe stenosis with post dilation of celiac artery likely due to compression of arcuate ligament. Can that cause an aneurysm?
Hypertensiveretinopathy with hypertensiveretinopathy with a marked degree of sclerotic vascular changes, some tortuosity, venous dialation. Discs/ mac
Multiple suggestive MR signs of pseudotumor cerebri, including partially empty sella along mild ectatic dilatation of the optic nerves' sheaths means?
What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms
Disturbing signs...: What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. ...Read more
Yours are?: Intracranial arteries may change slightly in caliber, and with bleeding may react with spasm, but do not become tortuous with severe headaches of any kind. However, over time with aging, the blood vessels do change angulation, but has nothing to do with headaches. ...Read more
Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts
TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Complex: The imaging part is straightforward - you see herniation of the cerebellar tonsils on an MRI scan. The symptoms can be more difficult to pinpoint - these include headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis. ...Read more
Can decompression surgery for chiari malformation 1 relieve vision problems/issues (like blurry/double vision or seeing flashes) caused by chiari?
Depends: The goal of Chiara surgery is to restore the normal pattern of CSF flow & thereby prevent further deterioration of the visual (& balance) symptoms of the ACM malformation. Whether this helps existing symptoms depends on how long those symptoms have been present, the type of surgery contemplated, it's success rate, age, & underlying factors. It's a question to ask the neurologist who knows you best ...Read more
MRI Report-please advise
Congenitally shortened pesicles/congenital central spinal stenosis canal measuring between 9-10 mm from C3-C6. I have symptoms?
See spine and neck: specialist. Depending on your symptoms, pain meds, physical therapy, and or injections to reduce sweling may be helpful. In some situations, surgery to enlarge the spinal canal may be indicated. Work with your doctor for the best result. See a description of options: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-stenosis/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-203204 ...Read more
CT Brain mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contras normal. Symptoms still persist. Any advise?
Defect: Ulcer of aorta with bleeding into wall creating wall-intramural hematoma-bruise. May heal or go on to leakage and reaction with fluid in chest. Local aortic tear-dissection can do a similar scene! ...Read more