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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Cerebral Vascular Accident (Definition)

Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

Traumatic: A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema). It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebral aneurysm?

What sort of disorder is a cerebral aneurysm?

Blood vessel dilatio: An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon. Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebellar hemorrhage?

What sort of disorder is a cerebellar hemorrhage?

Bleeding in brain: A cerebellar hemorrhage refers to a collection of blood in the part of the brain (cerebellum) responsible for coordination. If large, it can be life threatening and needs immediate surgical evacuation. Finding out the cause early is critical. It can be related to long standing hypertension (older patient) or a brain arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm or tumor. Mri or angiogram is often done. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a concussion?

What sort of disease is a concussion?

Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

Facial injury/disord: A variety of facial disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

Not a disease: A craniofacial injury implies an injury to the face and skull. This is typically seen after motor vehicle accidents and trauma to the head from falls. Multiple facial bones may be broken and require repair. These injuries often require treatment by several specialists, including plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, trauma surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

Blood flow...: Guess you mean a disorder where blood flow to a region is abnormal. Can be due to atherosclerosis, as in the legs with pad, or as in coronary artery disease. Can also have spasm, sometimes cold-induced, as in raynaud's disease. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

What sort of disorder is a compression fracture?

Vertebrae fracture: Front half of the vertebrae with a fracture causing collapse of the vertebrae. Should not exceed 20-30% loss of height or will require treatment. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an encephalocele?

What sort of disorder is an encephalocele?

Encephalocoele: This is a congenital condition in which portion of the skull are absent and/or fail to fuse permit extrusion of portions of the brain. Surgery is generally advised. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery anomaly?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery anomaly?

Congenital defect: There are multiple congenital abnormalities involving the origin or anatomy of the coronary arteries. Some are benign, others require surgical repair. Undiagnosed coronary artery anomalies may result sudden cardiac death in sports. Fortunately, serious abnormalities occur in less than 1 % of births. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

Bleeding: Our bodies have a system of blood and tissue factors and cells (platelets) which cause our blood to clot with an injury, so that bleeding stops. Abnormality of any component causes a clotting disorder. Most common is excessive bleeding, as in hemophilia or vonwillebrands disease; you can also have excessive clotting, or what is termed a thrombotic disorder. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a brain astrocytoma?

What sort of problem is a brain astrocytoma?

Brain cancer: It is a fairly common type of primary brain cancer. It comes in 4 grades, with grade 1 being better prognosis and grade 4 rapidly progressive. Treatment options exist so consult a cancer doctor. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a fistula?

What sort of disorder is a fistula?

Abnormal connection: A fistula is when two tubes are connected that should not be. A fistula can be located almost anywhere in the body, but most commonly in the GI system. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a chiari malformation?

What sort of disease is a chiari malformation?

Structural: That is a structural defect at the base of the brain / brainstem. It may be related to other problems such as spina bifida. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

Elbow disorder: A variety of elbow disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

Serious: It means a tear in the coronary arterial wall and almost always leads to sudden cessation of vital blood flow to the heart muscle ie. A heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more