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Bilateral Temporal Lobe Atrophy
My right anterior temporal lobe is atrophied (approx. 40 mm in size). How common is this for someone in their 40's and what issues could it cause.
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
What is the most likely cause for focal brain atrophy (40 mm in temporal lobe) given no obvious brain trauma?
Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy is most often due to aging. ...Read more
I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?
My neurologist did an MRI thinking my symptoms were from my temperal lobe epilepsy. The MRI showed atrophy of the brain. Now having neuro testing.?
Sounds right: The MRI will show if there is a structural cause for your symptoms. However, not all people with epilepsy have something structurally wrong with their brains. Instead, there is an electrical problem. Your doctor will probably perform and eeg to evaluate the electrical signals traveling through your brain. ...Read more
Sylvian fissure: You might be thinking of the sylvian fissure, which separates the temporal lobe from the frontal lobe of the brain. The temporal lobe is part of the cerebrum, just like the frontal lobe is. ...Read more
EEG finding: I assume you received this as part of an EEG report. This is not specific but can relate to a localized difference within the functioning of that part of the brain. Sometimes those findings are associated with seizures, but not always. You should follow up with the ordering physician to have further discussions about the finding. ...Read more
Abnormal function: The term might refer to anatomical variation in one temporal lobe, but could also involve, epileptic activity due to focal pathology. Would urge full discussion with your neurologist, as this may correlate with your problems. ...Read more
Need more detail: One of the main questions I would ask is whether the tumor is in the brain or outside of the brain. Tumors that are outside of the bridge over 9, but they still have to be watched. If this is in fact the tumor growth, I don't agree that we should not worry about it. What's a doctor May mean is that it is not malignant, but still needs watched ...Read more
Followup studies: Your small lesion could be congenital, post-traumatic, or acquired, and management depends on what symptoms prompted discovery. Typically, if you have epilepsy or focal weakness, we would obtain followup mri's about every six months to make certain this was not enlarging. Would get visit to a neurosurgeon, and talk about future management. ...Read more
Hi. 27, male-diagnosed with dai grade3 (multiple petechial haemorhage in right temporal lobe)-not aware of his surroundings nw-80days over nw-recovery?
DIFFUSE AXONAL INJUR: Is a serious brain injury. One might never recover from it. The hemorrhage is just one example of the brain damage. There may be secondary atrophy. You should have extensive therapy and a neurologist followup. I assume you have these all scheduled. Imaging can be done with advanced MRI such as quantitative MRI imaging and also diffusion tensor imaging. I am hopeful your friend will improve. ...Read more
Advice: If you have episodes of altered consciousness, this needs to be fully explored and diagnosed. You will need a neurologist to work with. Schedule an appointment. In meantime, do not drive, operate power equipment, do activities at heights. ...Read more
Temporal lobe sz.: Intense emotions, medications/illicit substances/medical conditions, changes in intensity of perceptions such as sound/light/temperature, are few examples. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Seizures during brain surgery are rare due to the presence of anesthesia but if a seizure did occur during a surgery, the brain pressures could increase and hence be life threatening. Most neurosurgeons are properly trained to deal with the situation but a very large seizure during surgery could be life threatening. As your physician for more details. ...Read more
Risk factors: If this was a true TIA, due to blood vessel obstruction or distant embolism, you are clearly at high risk for another TIA or even a full blown stroke. You do not indicate if your doctor provide medication, but at the least, you should be taking an anti platelet drug, or even a anticoagulant. The cause needs to be evaluated fully. Do you have a skilled neurologist?? ...Read more
Hello. My sister head left and right side hurts too much I think in the temporal lobe. Please what that mean and what she should do right now? Thanks
MD: Severe headaches should be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
It depends: Temporal lobe epilepsy is an old term for a partial seizure that seems to come from a temporal lobe region of the brain. It can be simple, complex, or can secondarily generalize. Initially a good quality eeg and MRI will help to localize and characterize the process. Initial trial of medication is appropriate, and consideration of epilepsy surgery is appropriate. Some cases are very difficult. ...Read more
Temporal: On both sides (lateral, right & left). ...Read more
doctor wants to keep me for ten days under watch because of a temporal lobe injury. Is this routine?
Depends on severity: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Length of hospitalization is based on many factors including seizures, duration of blackout, coma, etc. Speak to a neurologist for discussion. Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more
Is it possible that I could become a vegetable if the surgeons make a mistake during the temporal lobe surgery?
Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word. ...Read more
If untreated maybe: Death risk far higher if seizure generalizes to grand mal, and occurs while at heights or driving. Also, something called sudep, which is death during sleep. But, if one takes appropriate anti-epileptic drugs and prevents the seizures, these episodes are rare, if ever, and may very well have a normal lifespan. ...Read more
Need more words: Simple and complex focal epilepsy are difficult to diagnose, ; represent 40% of all epilepsies. Presentation varies from small motor tics, unusual perceptual disturbances, time-distortion, derealization, panic-like sxs, compulsive behaviors, catatonic variants, atypical aggressive outbursts, obsessions, and much more. See a specialist in 1) epilepsy or 2) behavioral neurology ; neuropsych. ...Read more
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