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I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?

I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?

Not uncommon: AVM can cause focal seizures and secondarily generalized seizures. Sometimes seizures occur years after surgery. Often seizures are well controlled with a single anticonvulsant ...Read more

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Can encephalomalacia be treated easily?

Can encephalomalacia be treated easily?

Complex: Encephalomalacia represents a prior injury in the spinal cord, and cannot be fully reversed, but the consequences can respond to rehabilitation programs. The key issue here is to prevent further damage, and, if surgically amenable (spinal stenosis) worthwhile to pursue. Also, of some value to pin down why it has occurred, as some conditions can be stabilized. ...Read more

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How concerning is encephalomalacia to me?

How concerning is encephalomalacia to me?

Encephalomalacia: Softening of the brain, due to hemorrhage or inflammation. Significance depends on the etiology, extent & duration. ...Read more

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Please tell me can encephalomalacia be treated?

Please tell me can encephalomalacia be treated?

Not directly, as: The term means deterioration of an area of brain which has been injured in some fashion. However, if this is due to an ongoing problem, such as infection, cerebrovascular disease, or tumor activity, treatment of underlying condition can prevent worsening. Discuss approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is encephalomalacia diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

How is encephalomalacia diagnosed? What are the symptoms?

Loss of Brain Tissue: Encephalomalacia is loss of brain tissue literally. There are many causes -- trauma, stroke, infection. Symptoms vary depending on the location and can be absent. ...Read more

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I wo6ld like to ķnow if my encephalomalacia condition will detereiate?

I wo6ld like to ķnow if my encephalomalacia condition will detereiate?

Depends....: If traumatic/surgical....chances are minimal. If disease process....it may advance depends on the Dx. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of encephalomalacia?

What is the treatment of encephalomalacia?

Brain softening: There are no definite ways of curing this disorder as it is not possible to make destroyed brain tissues start working again. Researchers are still trying to find out whether it is possible to restore normal functionality of the partially affected brain tissues. The treatment for this disease mainly consists of detecting the underlying cause behind the change in brain consistency. ...Read more

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What are the possible affects of a Cystic Encephalomalacia in the right frontal approx 3.9cm x 3.5 cm? What does that area control?

What are the possible affects of  a Cystic Encephalomalacia in the right frontal approx 3.9cm x 3.5 cm? What does that area control?

Depends on : Location within the frontal lobe. Since this is an old injury, there may be no effects. Since it is in the right frontal lobe, language will not be affected.if it lateral, weakness and perhaps slurring of speech if located over the motor strip. ...Read more

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What does " the worst portion of encephalomalacia is seen at the mid portion of C5 vertebral body" mean?

What does " the worst portion of encephalomalacia  is seen at the mid portion of C5 vertebral body" mean?

?myelomalacia: If spinal cord slightly different term. The description would then mean that there is spinal cord damage at the level of the middle neck near vertebral body c-5, and at that point more damage is apparent than at other levels. ...Read more

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9 month child who has encephalomalacia in his tempero-parieto-occipitial zone ca. 5, 2*2, 9 cm. What is the treatment? Is any surgery possible?

9 month child who has encephalomalacia in his tempero-parieto-occipitial zone ca. 5, 2*2, 9 cm. What is the treatment? Is any surgery possible?

Right or left side ?: Treatment is occupational, physical, speech/language ; social communication therapy to address expected developmental delays related to the areas of injury, in hopes of "recruitment", in which undamaged areas of the brain take over at least some of the function of the damaged areas. A pediatric ophthalmologist can assess for cerebral visual impairment. Sadly, surgery will not help. ...Read more