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Basal Ganglia Cyst
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" ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have a cyst on the rt side on the basal ganglia & for the past wk tthe rt side of my head has been hurting. Does this mean the cyst is gettin bigger?
Is a pineal cyst in proximity to the basal ganglia, could it affect the functioning of the basal ganglia?
No: No it is not close to the basal ganglia and would not affect the functioning of the basal ganglia unless it's a very large mass. ...Read more
My Recent MRI showed a 10mm ovoid cyst in the left basal ganglia — should I be concerned? I also have a 4mm acoustic neuroma on the right side.
Careful followup: You have two areas uncovered. The acoustic neuroma is the bigger issue, and needs to be carefully monitored and watched. If it gets bigger, it will require excision. Unclear why you have the cyst, but could represent a remote issue of no current consequence, but this too should be followed. Best to see an experienced neurosurgeon and set up plan of action. ...Read more
What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??
Not curable, but : Early developmental intervention will help promote development. Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: On the size and exact location. Sometimes there may be no discernible residual symptoms. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What could an oval shaped low density lesion in the lower aspect of the right basal ganglia measuring 1cm be?
lesion in the brain: Any lesion in the brain, in this case a 1 cm lesion in the base of the right basal ganglia (near brainstem), is abnormal. There is no guessing about what it could be. I presume this was a ct or an MRI ordered by a primary care physician or neurologist. Whoever has this needs to have neurologic and possibly neurosurgical consultations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 14x6x6mm non-enhancing signal abnormality inferior to the basal ganglia, no high rcbv, te 135ms cho/naa ratio — 1.3: heterotopia? Low grade?
Serial Imaging : Your MRI could be consistent with low grade neoplasm or a benign finding. The best option in these cases where it is unclear is to follow the area closely with repeat MRI at say 3 month intervals. If this is benign it will stay the same. If it grows it is likely a neoplasm. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Basal ganglia are group of structures linked to the Thalamus in the base of the brain, involved in coordination of movements. They consist of Caudate nucleus, Putamen & Globus pallidus.
Internal capsule is White matter in the inferomedial part of each cerebral hemisphere, which carries information past the Basal Ganglia, carrying information from Cerebral cortex to Brainstem & Spinal cord. ...Read more
Several ways: BG has resting tremor, Cerebellar has action tremor. Muscle tone up in BG, decreased in cerebellum. Gait ataxia if cerebellar, but short hesitant steps in BG. Just a couple ways that neurologists look at findings. If you think you might have one or the other problems, might consider a visit to a neurologist. ...Read more
Those findings are small strokes of specific areas of the brain that are subcortical or below the cortex. Two of the three mechanisms for those strokes are related to a chronic vascular disease associated with hypertension. Other likely risk factors include diabetes mellitus and possibly smoking. Symptoms will depend on what was affected. See your Neurologist or PCP.
Not a 'classic stroke'. ...Read more
Brain changes: These finding suggest a chronic process which has caused damage to parts of the brain. The most common culprit is atherosclerotic disease of the arteries. Additional evaluation by a physician is recommended. ...Read more
Here's a link: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5875596_basal-ganglia-ocd.html. I hope this is helpful, sorry for the delay. ...Read more
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
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