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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

Long and serious.: Hydrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, mega-cisterna magna, dandy-walker malformation, inferior vermian hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, schizencephaly, porencephaly, polymicrogyria, neuronal migration anomalies, tubers, vein of galen aneurysm, encephalocele, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, absence of cavum septum pellucidum, lissencephaly and arnold-chiari malformation. ...Read more

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What are some examples of brain abnormalities in babies?

What are some examples of brain abnormalities in babies?

MANY: Neural tube defects: include anencephaly (no cortex) , spina bifida (open spine) and cephalocele. Hydrocephalus is found in about 2 per 1, 000 births. Ventriculomegaly (enlarged ventricles) also holoprosencephaly (incomplete cleavage of the forebrain) agenesis of the corpus callosum, the dandy-walker complex (cyst in 4th ventricle) microcephalus is small head/brain. Various cyst (e.g.Arachnoid). ...Read more

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Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Any doctors do brain scans on people with schizophrenia if so what brain abnormalities were observed? How did you treat it?

Complicated topic: I recommend starting with this information booklet from nimh: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/schizophrenia-easy-to-read/schizophrenia-easy-to-read.Shtml to learn more about this disorder. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

CT sees many things: Ct is most commonly used to look for a stroke, bleed, cancer or traumatic injury. Ct can see many other things which are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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I am going for a MRI head scan as I'm suspected to have a pituitary tumor. Will they test for all brain abnormalities or only this?

I am going for a MRI head scan as I'm suspected to have a pituitary tumor. Will they test for all brain abnormalities or only this?

Probably: The MRI head scan should cover everything, unless your provider asked specifically not to. Sometimes the MRI focuses on the pituitary region only, but many times a full brain screening exam is done with the pituitary scan, so if there is anything else happening, this test will probably help. ...Read more

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Would an MRI withOUT contrast on the brain and neck reveal if lymph nodes in neck are cancerous? Also, would it reveal common brain abnormalities?

Would an MRI withOUT contrast on the brain and neck reveal if lymph nodes in neck are cancerous? Also, would it reveal common brain abnormalities?

MRI brain & neck: Without IV contrast would reveal common brain lesions, and depends on what's the ordering physician is looking for. As for the lymph nodes it would show better resolution than other modalities such as CT, but definitive diagnosis necessitates tissue diagnosis, either a biopsy or fine needle aspiration, good luck ...Read more

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Mri results showed "no significant abnormalities" in brain. Does this mean no abnormalities? Is it a good sign?

Mri results showed "no significant abnormalities" in brain. Does this mean no abnormalities? Is it a good sign?

In general: "no significant abnormalities" is generally interpreted as meaning that you have a test result that was not found to have any clinically significant problems. That is always a good sign. ...Read more

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I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found , so why did I have a bleed ? .

Depends on location: The location of the bleed may give you some hints as to the possible cause. Intracerebral bleeds tend to come from small weakening in the vessels inside the brain. Subarachnoid bleeds tend to come from aneurysms. Bleeds associated with a tangle of vessels may come from an arteriovenous malformation. There are also cavernous malformations which are sinusoidal dilations of vessels that can bleed. ...Read more

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