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Brain Gliosis Symptoms
If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?
No: Doesn't matter whether it's MS or anything else: stroke, tumor, anything: ANY lesion in the right hemisphere causes signs & symptoms on the left. Exceptions are a few left-handers & a VERY tiny proportion of right-handers. Southpaws have either left hemisphere dominance just like righties, or they have so-called mixed dominance. True right hemisphere dominance is exceedingly rare. ...Read more
Can ischemic small vessel disease cause gliosis? How would ischemic small vessel disease be treated in a minimal area of white matter in the brain?
Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?
Brain cell injury:
It means you may need more tests
'gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with brain damage/gliosis/low grade glioma in left frontal lobe. Doctors are still not sure what it is. Only MRI done?
I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?
Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain? ...Read more
I had an MRI and they found a right frontal deep white matter lacunar infarct with surrounding gliosis. Any ideas what that could mean?
Small stroke: It means there is a very small, old stroke there. Speak with your doctor about this, it is uncommon in young people. You may need to be checked for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercoagulability, and others. Sometimes migraine is an association. There may be no identifiable cause. ...Read more
Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures.?
The frontal lobes:
Occupy about the front half of the top part of the brain, called the cerebrum.
The posterior area would be towards the back - just in front and above the ear - see attached image - the back part of the pink area.
Gliosis is like scar tissue in the brain, and could cause seizures. Please discuss this with your neurologist and correlate with eeg and other test results. ...Read more
Will gliosis of the white matter of the left occipital lobe cause one eye to be larger than other?
4.5 CM left frontal convexity arachnoid cyst small arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe gliosis left occipital lobe partially empty sella turcica means?
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life. ...Read more
My right eye nerve cut when I was child. I'm now 32 yr & suffer memory & vocabulary problem. Ct show gliosis in "right temporal lobe. What should I do?
Brain exercise: First, you need a very thorough evaluation by a neuropsychologist to assess every last little part of your brain to determine all the areas that may be affected, get a baseline of your function, and see how mild/severe your current problems are. Then and only then can recommendations be made (and there are lots!) of how to exercise those specific areas of brain to optimize function and reduce loss. ...Read more
Usually: Most people with demyelinating disease of the brain (ms) do experience any of a wide variety of neurologic symptoms (e.g., visual changes, numbness/tingling, weakness), these may be intermittent. There are certainly cases in which a person has convincing MRI findings of ms but has no objective clinical signs or symptoms, though even these people are likely to develop symptoms at some point. ...Read more
Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more
Brain abscess: A brain abscess is a rare condition. It may be more common in people with a suppressed immune system, heart disease or very poor dental health. I think common symptoms are unexplained headaches, seizure, or unexplained fevers. Many headaches are not explained well, and are not normally caused by a cerebral abscess. ...Read more
Yes they can: More important than the number of lesions is what causes the demyelinating lesions. As an example, multiple sclerosis can cause symptoms from old lesions that remain even after the acute inflammatory attack ends. Talk with your neurologist about what to expect with CNS demyelinating disease. Good luck! ...Read more
Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy. It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis.
The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern. ...Read more
Brain vs Mind: If you have no symptoms like headache, pain, loss of memory etc. And are functioning normally, your brain is probably working at a normal pace. Your mind, which is the emotional/intellectual part of your nervous system, can be effected by stress, your physical condition and anxiety. Learn to relax, continue to be engaged in your vocation and get medical evaluation regularly to ensure timid health. ...Read more
BIH: Originally the name was pseudotumor cerebri. The name was changed several years ago to more accurately reflect what is going on. It is now called benign intracranial hypertension (BIH). It causes headaches and vision loss. It's more common in women, especially who are overweight. Diagnosis is made by spinal tap. Best treatment is weight loss, but diuretics are used and rarely surgery is necessary ...Read more
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Can you tell me the medical name for the symptoms of swelling the brain and not beign able to see?
Does a headache or symptoms have to be present to know if brain cells have been killed or damaged?
Complex question: Obviously if a patient is having neurological deficits, new onset seizures then there may be changes in the brain matter including necrosis of brain tissue. There may be findings on imaging such as MRI but there may not be, although if the neurological deficits are significant then there would be findings on imaging most likely. ...Read more
Dr. Mechanic, my dr said it could be early MS because there were small white particles on the brain but that was 2years ago. And havenot had any symptom?
Safest approach: Get updated MRI study, and if no substantial change noted, you likely do NOT have MS. Indeed, white matter lesions can be due to migraine, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, prior head injury, and many other causes, so, your small lesions may represent a minor coincidental finding of no relevance to current symptoms. ...Read more
If a person has got any damage in brain because of anything hit hard to head...What would be the symptoms and after how many hours the symptoms will be noticed?
With a head injury, the short term symptoms over the first few hours would be headache, nausea, vision changes, memory loss. Over the next few weeks you might experience change in sleep patterns, more memory loss, word finding trouble, irritable mood, more headaches.
The chance of having symptoms increases if there was a loss of consciousness but can happen even if you weren't "knocked out" ...Read more
Wernicke- korisikoff syndrome from thiamine deficiency usually from severe alcoholism. Ataxia, an irregular gait – wide stance and short step
confusion, which often manifests as apathy to external surroundings and low voluntary verbal participation
confabulation – telling of events that did not happen, and believing them to be true
hallucination – visual, aural or tactile
abnormal eye movements. ...Read more
Depends on location: The brain is a complicated organ with different areas responsible for different functions. A tumor in the brain would present with variable symptoms depending upon the exact location in the brain. Some symptoms might include: headache, seizures, visual disturbances, loss of coordination and balance. If you are having symptoms that worry you about a possible brain tumor, please see a doctor. ...Read more