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What is the definition or description of: Head and brain malformations?

What is the definition or description of: Head and brain malformations?

Head and brain: Malformations= numerous abnormalities that can occur due to disorders of, or interruption of, the normal pathways of fetal cranial development ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Brain malformations?

What is the definition or description of: Brain malformations?

Brain malformations: Are anatomic abnormalities of the brain that occur as a result of a disturbance in the normal process of fetal brain formation. They can range from very minor anomalies of no clinical significance, to lethal. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat Chiari brain malformations?

What's the best way to treat Chiari brain malformations?

Surgery: If significant and symptomatic, subocciptial craniotomy is often employed to decompress cerebellar tonisls if they protrude more than 5 mm below the foramen magnum.. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

What symptoms do people with brain malformations usually have?

Varied: There are many different types of brain malformations, thus the symptom complex is varied. Some common symptoms are seizures, developmental delay, failure to thrive, language delay, blindness, etc. The list goes on and is dependent on the areas of the brain affected by the malformations. ...Read more

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What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

What types of brain malformations occur in the cerebellum?

Many.: Dany-walker cyst, chiari ii malformation, arachnoid cysts, vein of galen aneurysm, inferior vermian hypoplasia, cerebellar hypoplasia and ependymal tumors can all present in the posterior brain fossa of fetuses or children. ...Read more

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Should women born severly premature (micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? Can I ask for one?

Should women born severly premature (micro baby) get a MRI to rule out brain malformations before pregnancy? Can I ask for one?

Premature infants: Routinely get cranial ultrasounds in the nursery after they are born. Before delivery, neurologic (brain) abnormalities can be identified on your routine prenatal ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What brain disease is that where liquid bubbles come out of your nose?

What brain disease is that where liquid bubbles come out of your nose?

CSF leak...: Unless you are having chronic sinusitis, allergies or a prolonged cold, clear fluid leaking from the nose especially after a traumatic event could be brain fluid leaking from a fracture of what is called the cribiform plate. If you think this applies to you, get to seek medical attention immediately! ...Read more

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Which brain disease is that where liquid bubbles come out of your nose and mouth?

Which brain disease is that where liquid bubbles come out of your nose and mouth?

Clarification: Unless you are have a spontaneous spinal fluid leak with spinal fluid, headaches, this may be unrelated to any brain disease. Would recommend you check with your pcp, to make sure that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Can eye doctors know if you have a brain tumor or any other brain disease by an eye exam?

Can eye doctors know if you have a brain tumor or any other brain disease by an eye exam?

Possibly: What can be noted is what is known as papilledema. This is swelling of the optic disc due to something causing increased intracranial pressure. It can suggest something is causing pressure but it does not tell what. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Broad questions: There are many types of brain malformation. To which are you referring? Vascular, structural, etc.? ...Read more

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Brain malformation located in cerebellum. What does this mean?

Brain malformation located in cerebellum. What does this mean?

Brain malformation: The term "brain malformation" can cover a very wide variety of subjects. Malformations can involve blood vessels, structures in the brain itself, or in the case of the cerebellum a chiari malformation where a tongue of brain tissue comes down through the hole at the base of the skull called the foramen magnum. ...Read more

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Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation, be it aneurysm or avm?

Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation, be it aneurysm or avm?

Unlikely: A ct scan shows bleeding or skull fractures instead of soft tissue problems like avm's or brain aneurysms unless they have calcium inside of their walls which is very rare. ...Read more

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What is a chiari-brain malformation?

What is a chiari-brain malformation?

Small back of skull.: Chiari malformations develop due to a decreased size in the back of the skull. Because there is not enough space for the brain to develop, a part of the brain called the cerebellar tonsils get pushed through through the hole where the spinal cord attaches to the brain. This results in increased pressure and development of "cysts" in the spinal cord. Chiari ii has additional brain&cord changes. ...Read more

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I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more

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I have a small vascular malformation in my right frontal lobe which bled mildly in 2007. Since then it has grown only slightly from 3mm to 4mm (last MRI was in Oct 2014.) However, I have had a nearly 6 weeklong headache localized in my right forehead that

I have a small vascular malformation in my right frontal lobe which bled mildly in 2007. Since then it has grown only slightly from 3mm to 4mm (last MRI was in Oct 2014.) However, I have had a nearly 6 weeklong headache localized in my right forehead that

Check EEG: Right frontal AVMs can produce peduncular hallucinations due to seizures that may worsen with Geodon (ziprasidone) (which lowers the seizure threshold) Methylphenidate also lowers the seizure threshold. (as does ECT) Paranoia may respond to seizure meds if due to sub clinical seizures. (Interictal seizure activity may be difficult to see on the EEG if the frontal lobe lesion is near the under surface. ...Read more

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Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Mental illness: Historically mental diseases were thought to be manifestations of psychological imbalance. Over the last 30+ years it has become clear that the underlying cause of most mental disorders is related to chemical imbalances in the brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brain diseases?

What is the definition or description of: brain diseases?

Brain disease: You have asked an extremely broad question as there is a very long list of injuries that can cause what you call brain disease. The list would include trauma, tumors, aging diseases such as alzheimer's or parkinson and then there are diseases from infection that affect the brain. ...Read more

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What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

The inner ear.: Dizziness is a difficult term. Most people mean the room is spinning around them when 'dizzy'. Moving usually makes it worse. If that is what you are feeling, you likely have an inner ear disorder such as labyrinthitis or BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, if there are no other symptoms. Meniere's is another but usually has tinnitis & hearing loss with the episodes. See an ENT doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
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Brain Malformations (Definition)

Are anatomic abnormalities of the brain that occur as a result of a disturbance in the normal process of fetal brain formation. They can range from very minor anomalies of no ...Read more