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Basal Ganglia Tumor Symptoms
It depends: on the size and exact location. Sometimes there may be no discernible residual symptoms. ...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
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
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she be fine? She's on TB meds & tizanidine+baclofen
7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine
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. ...Read more
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. ...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
Whats 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 more
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
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
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
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
Please tell me, could you link me to a book or two about the basal ganglia or OCD i the basal ganglia?
A Life Lived Ridiculously
Overcoming Perfectionism (updated Edition) ...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?
Matter of size: A lacunar stroke is due to a block in a smaller end artery, as contrasted to a carotid or middle cerebral artery obstruction, which would cause damage to a larger area of brain. Many strokes in the basal ganglia are small and often not noticed clinically, but the larger ones are very evident. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Variable: And depends on size of stroke & many other factors...Good luck, time will tell. ...Read more
Does Parkinson's disease originate in the basal ganglia or in the substancia negra? Please, need some answers?
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. ...Read more
Is a pineal cyst in close 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
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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