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What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

What are the causes of anterior horn cell death?

Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more

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Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Not correct: Guillain-Barré syndrome is not caused by anterior horn cell death. Its other name is acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or AIDP. If it were a motor neuron disease, you'd never get better, and most people do. ...Read more

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Breast lump show monolayered sheets of benign ductal epithelial cells , few of them showing antelar horn configuration. should it be removed or not?

Breast lump show monolayered sheets of benign ductal epithelial cells , few of them showing antelar horn configuration. should it be removed or not?

It is benign,: possibly a fibroadenoma. Most likely it doesn't need to be surgically removed, but check with your doctor for more details and follow-up. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

Yes I would consider: Surgery the tear will not fix itself. Recovery depends on whether it is repaired or resected. If it is repaired (usually if you are young 25 or so and under) them recovery can be 6-8 weeks. If it is resected 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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I've been depressed since having grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus. What to do?

I've been depressed since having grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus. What to do?

It should get better: Physical injuries often change our way of life at least temporarily. Those changes can affect the way we feel about ourselves and thus affect our mood. Perhaps your mood change is a result of not being able to do the things you have been able to do. Remember that your injury is temporary and you are going to need all your physical and mental strength to get better. ...Read more

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I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

Did they say why?: Did your doctor(s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse. Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes. ...Read more