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Tumor in brain: Gliomas are tumors arising from cells called glia in the brain. This is the most common brain tumor in adults. Brainstem is the part of the brain that contains many automatic functions and links the bulk of the brain with the body. This includes the midbrain, pons, and medulla. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI is the best tool to evaluate the brainstem: MRI is the best tool to evaluate the brainstem. Based on the symptoms listed I'm not sure that the brainstem is the source of the problems. Being seen for a very thorough neurologic exam can help localize where in the brain or if the problem is originating from the brain and help guide decisions for what test to do next. ...Read more
I have a 35 year old friend with a brainstem cavernoma, that has bled a couple of times. Is there any definitive treatment for this condition?
Do lesions have to be in brainstem to cause acute diplopia lasting 14 days in MS or is it a general sympton anyway?
Relapse: Do you have MS? or is your problem cerebrovascular disease associated with PFO and maybe paradoxical emboli?? If there is diplopia in MS, lasting 2 weeks, this would be a relapse, and area of inflammation would be usually in brainstem, and maybe visible on MRI. Diplopia is NOT a general symptom in MS and varies from pt to patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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