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What is calcification of the brain tissue?

What is calcification of the brain tissue?

Depends where: Excess calcium deposited in the tissues, usually sufficient that it can be seen on a ct scan. Whether it is a problem depends, in part, on where there is calcium. Calcium in the choroid plexus and pineal regions is a normal part of aging, for example. ...Read more

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What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

Dense brain tissue: Brain parenchyma density is usually referred to as a result of the findings on a ct scan. Hyperdense material will appear bright such as blood. Hypodense material will appear darker and an example of that might be an old stroke. ...Read more

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

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Which portion of the brain is served by the anterior and middle cerebral arteries?

Cerebral Arteries: Anterior supplies the medial portions of the Frontal lobes & Superior medial Parietal lobes. Middle supplies the anterior part of Temporal lobes & the Insular cortices, & many parts of lateral cerebral cortex. ...Read more

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Flow-voids in the major vessels in the base of the brain appear grossly patent.low cerebellar tonsils about 5 mm below the foramag?

Flow-voids in the major vessels in the base of the brain appear grossly patent.low cerebellar tonsils about 5 mm below the foramag?

Not Abnormal: Cerebellar tonsils at 5 mm below foramen magnum is a normal variant and would not be expected to have clinical significance. Flow voids mean that blood is indeed flowing in your vessels, a good thing. ...Read more

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What would produce inflammation of a blood vessel in the occipital lobe of the brain?

What would produce inflammation of a blood vessel in the occipital lobe of the brain?

Arteritis: A number of rheumatologic condirions all potentially severe. Needs a thorough diagnostic evaluation and treatment to reduce risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a tumor in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord?

What are the effects of a tumor in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord?

Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal irradiation and intr-thecal chemotherapy. In adults with solid tumors, it is a mark of quite advanced disease, causes cranial neuropathy, and weakness. Rarely only site of disease. ...Read more

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Is the artery wall thickening that occurs in moyamoya disease the same as the the thickening in atherosclerosis?

Is the artery wall thickening that occurs in moyamoya disease the same as the the thickening in atherosclerosis?

NO: In Moyamoya disease the inner layer of the inner layer of the carotid artery overgrows and fills the artery, eventually closing it off. But this is not like atherosclerosis where the walls of arteries are damaged, leading to deposition of cholesterol and white blood cells. Both can cause strokes, but Moyamoya is seen in younger adults or even children! An angiogram shows the difference. ...Read more

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Is the vertebrae found in the cerebral arterial circle?

Is the vertebrae found in the cerebral arterial circle?

Cerebral A. circle: This is called the Circle of Willis, found at the base of the brain. Vertebrae start from the base of the skull. ...Read more

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Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

Is infarcture in the thalamus treatable?

MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more

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What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?

not sure: Not sure i understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question. ...Read more

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What is small falcine calcication in the brain?

What is small falcine calcication in the brain?

Benign Condition: The body can sometimes place small amounts of calcium in different tissues in the body. What you are describing is a small amount of calcium wine in a fibrous tissue external to the brain. It is benign and should not cause you problems. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

Animal studies: No known areas of brain which contain "intelligence". This is all way into the future now. The parts of the brain which show regrowth are laboratory studies- fascinating and intriguing, but still you will have to hit the books and burn the midnight oil! ...Read more