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Basal Ganglia Calcification Causes
This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and ...Read more
My dr said I have basal ganglia and hemorrhage vs calcification what does that mean is wrong? Am I going to die?
I had a brain ct and they said everything was good/ normal. I just read report and it said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What does that mean? I am 42 and went in for symptoms that mirrored stroke a heart attack symptoms, b
Scarring, old injury: Calcification (buildup) of the basal ganglia or anywhere in the brain is a healing process for an injury, whether the cause is vascular, genetic (Parkinson's disease), infection, or other cause, that happens over many yrs. Ur description of ur symptoms is sparse. The CT is used to check if any abnormality EXPLAINS YOUR IMMEDIATE SYMPTOMS. Any other "abnormality" is irrelevant to ur primary doctor.
I had a head ct said all was normal, but report said Bilateral basal ganglia calcification/mineralization is noted. What is that? I had low potassium.
No: Basal ganglia calcification is more commonly seen in elderly. Blood-pressure medications are not typically associated with this finding. Http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/basal_ganglia_calcification.
Is it possible for cysts in the basal ganglia to cause any outward symptoms? If so, what would these include?
Usually asymptomatic: See a neurologist to establish if your symptoms (undescribed by you) are related to "CYST IN BASAL GANGLION"
Is a small (3mm) hyperintensity in the basal ganglia significant or not. Also what are the causes?
MRI brain: It is likely not significant however the results of your MRI study should be discussed with a neurologist to put into context what the 3 mm spot means relative to the entire MRI study and your medical problems. The causes of the bright spots on MRI studies (T2) of the brain are many and range from aging, migraines, mini-strokes, bleeding, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and metastatic tumors.
I have a lesion on the left side of my brain in the basal ganglia and I also have left leg paralysis. What could be the cause?
Paralysis: Left basal ganglia lesion would cause right sided weakness. Left leg paralysis would be from a right sided lesion in the brain above the brain stem. A spinal cord lesion on the same side or below where the corticospinal fibers cross in the brain stem would cause left leg weakness. See you neurologist or neurosurgeon to identify the source of the left leg weakness.
Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?
Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different.
Do psychiatric drugs enlarge the basal ganglia and atrophy the cerebral cortex. Do cause brain damage? I have lingering akathisia from invega (paliperidone) shot
Side effects: All medicines have side effects. You must always weigh the benefit and the risk. Sounds like you may need something
Dx dysautonomia, old lacunar infarct on right basal ganglia&medial left temporal lobe found what symptoms can this cause (having peripheral vision loss, memory&concentration probs)&can diagnosis cause this finding?
This needs: Serious neurlogy (or 2) evaluaation. Hrs, md, facc www. Thepmc. Org.See 1 more doctor answer
What's prognosis for lady w 2nd stroke n 4 yrs, just had basal ganglia on 4th, what's going to happen?
Highly: Variable but recurrent strokes is worrisome unless cause can be eliminated.
OT evaluation: Ot evaluation should cover areas involving fine motor controls such as holding and using your toothbrush, eating utensils, a pen, etc. Furthermore, if the stroke left any sensory problems such as unusual tactile sensations, intolerance of tastes, textures, sensation, sound - basically anything sensory - these should be evaluated by the ot as well. Best of luck to you.See 1 more doctor answer
Variable: And depends on size of stroke & many other factors...Good luck, time will tell.
What two regions of the basal ganglia could, if inhibited, alleviate Parkinson's disease symptoms?
R U taking a test?: Basal ganglia physiology is incredibly complex & knowledge is always changing. Practically speaking, you stimulate rather than inhibit. See the Medtronic website for pretty pictures and also see http://archneur. Jamanetwork. Com/Mobile/article. Aspx? Articleid=793103.
What regions of the basal ganglia might, if inhibited, result in alleviation of Parkinson's disease symptoms?
DBS: The technique of deep brain stimulation, inserting electrodes into areas of the basal ganglia and sub thalamic nucleus can substantially assist Parkinson's patients who still respond to L-DOPA
Does Parkinson's disease originate in the basal ganglia or in the substancia negra? Please, need some answers?
Both: SN is a part of BG. Though the loss of dopaminergic neurons is in SN the output of BG in general is affected
Can operate 14x6x6 lesion lying just inferior to the basal ganglia inferolateral to putamen, possible contiguity wth the claustrum anteroinferiorfly?
Is surgery needed?: That area is able to be reached surgically, but the real question is: does this lesion need surgery? Many findings on MRI do not require surgery. Sometimes, watching and waiting (with repeat mris) is the best course. Too many variables here to fully answer this question. Consultation with a neurosurgeon is warranted.See 1 more doctor answer
Basal ganglia: This is the term for several areas of the brain that work together as a functional unit: the striatum (caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus, the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus. The most well known function of the basal ganglia is voluntary motor control, but it is also involved in development of routine behaviors; eye movements; and cognitive and emotional functions.
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