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My diagnosis from cat scan: chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct.I was told not to worry about it. However i am...I also have bells palsy...?

My diagnosis  from cat scan:
chronic right basal ganglia lacunar infarct.I was told not to worry about it.
However i am...I also have bells palsy...?

Unrelated: Lacunar means tiny little hole. The exact cause may be uncertain, most common is high blood pressure or diabetes. Bells palsy is peripheral facial nerve defect - unrelated to the lacunar infarct. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Referral for neurological evaluation may be appropriate. ...Read more

Basal Ganglia (Definition)

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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What does a small lacunar infarct in the right basal ganglia mean?

What does a small lacunar infarct in the right basal ganglia mean?

Small infarcts: Lacunar infarcts occur as a result of localized decreased blood flow resulting in localized cell death. This occurs in the more central penetrating vessels of the brain affecting the brains deep structures such as the putamen (part of the basal ganglia), thalamus, caudate pons and internal capsule. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?

Can you tell me what is tiny lacunar infarct of left basal ganglia?

Small Stroke.: 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

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Chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus & left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. She's 22 and now on TB meds. Can she become independent again?

Chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus & left basal ganglia after TB meningitis. She's 22 and now on TB meds. Can she become independent again?

Lacunar infarcts: If they really are lacunar infarcts, chances are if she is fully treated and recovered, she will improve enough with physical therapy to be strong enough to take care of herself. You just have to have faith and help her along. She needs all the help and you can provide it. ...Read more

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What is chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal ganglia? What are recovery chances after this happened due to TB meningitis? She's only 22 and contracted TB meningitis 8 months ago?

What is chronic lacunar infarcts in right thalamus and left basal ganglia? What are recovery chances after this happened due to TB meningitis? She's only 22 and contracted TB meningitis 8 months ago?

Small strokes: Complications of meningitis: inflammation affecting blood vessels leading to decreased blood flow and local brain cell damage. A lacunar infarct is a small stoke involving an end or terminal artery, and may be clinically minimally apparent, but several such lesions could affect memory, language, and organizational skills. Rehab including speech therapy and ot may help. Recovery is possible. ...Read more

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Cn lacunar infarcts in basal ganglia and thalamus after TB meningitis show good outcome if 21 yr old female having mild hemiparesis in right side and fatigue. How long can it take? She had tbm in 2013

Cn lacunar infarcts in basal ganglia and thalamus after TB meningitis show good outcome if 21 yr old female having mild hemiparesis in right side and fatigue. How long can it take? She had tbm in 2013

Good vs functional: Good vs functional recovery. With lucencies seen on imaging, there will be residual neurological signs. How much better will the neurological signs get is uncertain. Usually signs are permanent after a year. ...Read more

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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??

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 more

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8 months aftr TB meningitis, still issues with walking cognition, recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus & left basal ganglia & hydrocephalus as well. She's 22 yrs, will she recover?

8 months aftr TB meningitis, still issues with walking cognition, recent MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in right thalamus & left basal ganglia & hydrocephalus as well. She's 22 yrs, will she recover?

Youth does wonders: Having had a lacunar stroke at 22 offers a much better prognosis than at later age of 62 or 72. Especially with some of the amazing things we are finding out about how the brain can adapt and "take up the slack" from other infarcted areas. Persistent and intense exercise therapy should be encouraged. They say after 12 months wysiwyg? I don't believe that at all..Keep working. You go girl! ...Read more

Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more