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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What are the symptoms/treatment for scarring on the brain? I'm epileptic and dr thinks I have scarring on the brain, I'm having an MRI 21st january

What are the symptoms/treatment for scarring on the brain? I'm epileptic and dr thinks I have scarring on the brain, I'm having an MRI 21st january

Surgery?: If the studies prove that the abnormal discharges are related to a particular are of scarring (e.g. In the temporal lobe) and satisfactory control has not been possible with good medical treatment surgery is an option.

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I have two brain scars. Are scars the same as lesions? How nervous should I be?

I have two brain scars. Are scars the same as lesions? How nervous should I be?

Explanation: It's very important t o know about radiology tests on what these scars were discovered. Scars usually remnants of previous lesions.

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I have scar tissue on my brain will they remove it?

I have scar tissue on my brain will they remove it?

No: This type of scarring usually indicates possible past trauma. Its not reversible, and removing it would not lead to improvement but rater may make things worse.

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What would you say is the very best method to remove scar tissue from the brain?

What would you say is the very best method to remove scar tissue from the brain?

Brain scar tissue: It's best to leave the 'scar tissue' where it is unless it is affecting a vital structure/vessel or causing some other problem such as seizures. In that case, surgery can be performed to fix the problem. But otherwise removing it for no good reason may actually cause more harm than good.

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Will a scar on the brain show up on a mri?

Will a scar on the brain show up on a mri?

Yes: Mri is a wonderful way of finding out if there is anything wrong with the substance of the brain.

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Can scar tissue on your brain from surgery grow or increase?

Can scar tissue on your brain from surgery grow or increase?

NO: Generally, no. The brain scars differently from other organs in the body. "scarring in the brain" generally means a loss of tissue in that area.

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Vast scar tissue caused by fibermuscular displaycia in the brain?

Vast scar tissue caused by fibermuscular displaycia in the brain?

Fibromuscular: Dysplasia is a chronic disorder of the medium sized blood vessels leading to your vital organs. Treatment includes controlling blood pressure, opening up narrowed vessels and relief of symptoms. For more information, go to www. Mayoclinic. Org->diseases&conditions - fibromusculardysplasia or Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America, www. Fmdsa. Org->fmd_info->what_is_fmd

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What do you advise if I'm scarred I have a brain tumor or something help!!!?

What do you advise if I'm scarred I have a brain tumor or something help!!!?

See dr for exam: First of all certain symptoms usually accompany brain tumor. Most common are nausea, Most common symptoms of brain tumors headaches (usually worse in the morning), nausea and vomiting, changes in speech, vision, or hearing, problems balancing or walking changes in mood, personality, or ability to concentrate, problems with memory, muscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)See DR. MR imaging

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Daughter has a scar on her brain will it affect her she is 8 years old was born 3 months early and was hemroging of the brain

Daughter has a scar on her brain will it affect her she is 8 years old was born 3 months early and was hemroging of the brain

This: This is a difficult question to answer with such limited information. The one thing that comes to mind is the potential for seizures. Often times brain injuries can result in a lesion or "scar" in the brain which can be the focus of a seizure. This may or may not occur. Hopefully your daughter is under the care of a neurologist. Please direct all your questions/concerns to this provider as they should have all the details of your daughter's case. All the best.

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Can migraine headaches leave scar tissue on the brain?

Can migraine headaches leave scar tissue on the brain?

New data: There is a study that indicated recently that migraine sufferers may have changes occur to the gray matter. However the study is unclear as to connection. The most recent information regarding migraines indicates that they arise from compression peripheral nerves around the scalp and can be treated successfully with long-term relief for surgery to decompress them.

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Scar tissue of the brain will it do any harm scar tissue from hemmroging when a infant now 8 years old is it going to affect her in any way

Scar tissue of the brain will it do any harm scar tissue from hemmroging when a infant now 8 years old is it going to affect her in any way

Injuries: Injuries to the brain can produce a permanent scar. Sometimes a scar is big enough to be seen on an MRI or ct. The possibility of complications, and the type of complications, arising from a brain injury depend on the size and location of the injury and other factors. Potential complications could include loss of function of a limb, impairment of a special sense (like vision), impairment of intellect or ability, seizures, and other problems. Sometimes scars cause no perceptible problems.

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Re: MRI brain - can a lesion be a scar from a previous stroke and if so how long would it take an infarction to become a scar / lesion? (lft occip)

Re: MRI brain - can a lesion be a scar from a previous stroke and if so how long would it take an infarction to become a scar / lesion? (lft occip)

SHORT TIME: The basic sequence is first localized inflammation of about 24-48 hrs maximally, and then localized cleanup from glia, macrophages, and microglia for about 4-6 wks., any recovery of myelin takes about 4 wks after healing starts, and maximal scarring occurs about 3-4 months. So if you did have a stroke, a focal MRI lesion shows the prior location.

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In 1989 I had surgery to remove an abcess from my brain. 9 yrs later seizures began and now 2014 scar issue removing surgery is an option. Good idea?

Potential option: Depends upon frequency and intensity of your seizures, and whether your medications have been unsuccessful. Surgery could potentially stabilize the process depending on brain location, but could backfire, and create additional problems. Would suggest you also consider a vagal nerve stimulator approach, but if surgery is an option, seek out additional opinions, especially from an epilepsy doc.

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Hello I have a scar from a brain surgery and I found out there is liquid in part of it. Just recently, it burst and it won't stop leaking what can I do?

Hello I have a scar from a brain surgery and I found out there is liquid in part of it. Just recently, it burst and it won't stop leaking what can I do?

Get checked: Cannot say source without exam and possibly testing--could be harmless or depending on timing and type of surgery, CSF. Let your Dr guide you.

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Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Yes: Yes. Post-operative scar tissue can become an irritative source in the brain leading to seizures and headaches. The only way to determine if this has happened is to obtain an eeg. This painless study can determine if you are having seizures which may be the cause of the headaches. It would also be helpful to have an MRI study to evaluate the surgical site. A copy of the old MRI is helpful.

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Had a brain aneurysm clipped last month; I'm having trouble with my scar it aches and stays sore?

Give it a few months: Scars take 6-12 months to mature. The healing process involves inflammation and that irritates the skin but allows for healing. It is a balance to don't irritate the wound more that you have to. It may help to keep it covered from the sun if you can, use sunscreen and keep it moisturized. Good luck.

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