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I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

I have been diagnosed with gliosis. I get random pains in one certain spot in my head. I was wondering if there cause by the gliosis.

Gliosis and Headache: It is unlikely that the gliosis could lead to headache. It is important to note that brain is actually insensitive to pain as it does not contain any pain fibers. The only pain sensitive structures in the brain are the blood vessels and the meninges. I think it is also important to investigate the type and the cause of your headache. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation

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Gliosis (Definition)

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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?

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?

Yes.: White matter changes frequently seen on brain MRI are the result of chronic small vessel ischemic disaease and it is the resulting small focus of gliosis that shows on the MRI imaging. Treating your underlying cardiovascular heath is key, not the MRI finding.

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Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Some times: Gliosis is essentially a healing response and the changes can be seen on imaging. A variety of injuries, including chronic microangiopathic dz can induce gliosis.

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Can gliosis cause seizures on a 8 year old!!! He has been getting seizures and took him to get in MRI and they said he had gliosis!!!

Can gliosis cause seizures on a 8 year old!!! He has been getting seizures and took him to get in MRI and they said he had gliosis!!!

Yes: gliosis refers to scar tissue, any type of scar tissue can become an epileptic source. Gliosis can occur due to any injury, whether oid surgery, trauma, stroke Etc

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Radiologist report says bilateral gliosis posterior frontal lobe. Where is the posterior frontal lobe located and can it cause my nocturnal seizures.?

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.

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Will gliosis of the white matter of the left occipital lobe cause one eye to be larger than other?

Will gliosis of the white matter of the left occipital lobe cause one eye to be larger than other?

No, it should not.: Gliosis of the occipital lobe should not cause any anatomic differences in your eyes. You should have the gliosis evaluated and followed if it has not been already though.

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Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?

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.'.

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What is reactive gliosis?

What is reactive gliosis?

Brain inflammation: Reactive gliosis is a pathology term that refers to the histological appearance of brain tissue on light microscopy where it is observed that glial cells have both multiplied and grown larger in response to trauma. The neuroscience community have assigned both beneficial and negative effects to this phenomenon. It prevents axons from connecting again although it restores the blood brain barrier.

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What are the symptoms of gliosis?

What are the symptoms of gliosis?

Comments: Gliosis is NOT a disease or syndrome, it is a description of an area of scarring in the brain, perhaps secondary to prior trauma or disease. In many cases, the original issue is quiescent, and not symptoms are present. If you or someone else carries this label, you might explore further the significance with our Concierge docs.

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What is the definition or description of: Gliosis?

What is the definition or description of: Gliosis?

Gliosis: Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving the central nervous system.

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What is ischemic gliosis?

What is ischemic gliosis?

Ischemic gliosis: A very general term used to describe an area in the brain that for whatever reason did not received adequate blood supply, the brain tissue dies and becomes "gliosis" or scar tissue.

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

There is not: Enough information to render an opinion. Gliosis is basically scarring of the brain, so stating that gliosis is not a dominant finding doesn't say much.

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What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

What does "gliosis is not a dominant finding" mean in a MRI final report?

Gliosis: Gliosis means a form of scarring in the brain. It sounds like that the radiologist reading this MR did not feel it was a prominent finding.

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There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to gliosis. Please explain!

There is mild hyperintensity on the FLAIR images along the posterior medial margin of the resection bed, likely related to gliosis. Please explain!

Flair on xray: Hello ~ there is just not enough information to answer this question and this is not the right venue for that. You would be better served to make a consult appt and SPEAK to the doctor with an accompanying fuller description of problem with the WHOLE of all PATH REPORTS you have and not snippets, if you want the best response we can offer, in what sounds like a serious case. Thanks

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I had an mri. The impression on the report said minimal area of gliosis within the right insular cortex. What should I do?

Gliosis: Is rather non-specific brain inflammation, encountered in a multitude of neurologic conditions from post trauma scarring to multiple sclerosis or neurodegenerative disease. Your best resource will be your neurologist in trying to connect your actual symptoms/ the reason for the test with the MRI findings in trying to assign it to one of the above mentioned conditions.

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Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

Is mad cow disease related to gliosis?

No: Mad cow disease is believed to be a disease caused by the build up (and transmission) of a certain protein in the nerves of our brain. The resultant damage can cause gliosis, but gliosis can also occur in a variety of conditions other than mad cow disease. Gliosis is a term to explain "scarring" in the brain that could be caused by trauma, infections, tumors, radiation therapy, etc.

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Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said I'm fine. What's gliosis?

Radio says single punctate focus of prolonged T2 in rt front operculum-incidental gliosis. Did I have ministroke? Neuro said I'm fine. What's gliosis?

It's a brain scar: Just like there is no way to know how a scar happened on the skin of your knee just by looking at it, there is no way to know what could have caused a focus of gliosis in the white matter. Such lesions are rare in young people and very common in older folks. There is a long list of scary things that could cause such a lesion (MS, Lyme, Vasculitis, cancer) but most likely old injury not serious.

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MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? Waht is it and what is its treatment?

MRI scan shows ischemic gliosis? Waht is it and what is its treatment?

Gliosis: Gliosis is essentially what is left over in the brain after some injury. Think of it as scar tissue. Ischemic means it is result of decreased blood flow for some reason.

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What is bilateral frontal gliosis? What medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

What is bilateral frontal gliosis? What medications can help with his aggression, impulsivity and constant shifts in mood?

State your age too: Put your age in your public profile, so we know you are not a minor. You can then say you are asking for someone else who is only 10. We have to know that YOU are not a minor or cannot answer. Knowing your country or state in the US is helpful sometimes, because some diseases are more common in some countries and states than others (like rabies) than others.

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Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Dx with epilepsy 2 yrs ago MRI showed angioma until recent no changes now showing chronic gliosis should I be concerned? What does this mean?

Cavernoma brain: In some cases cavernoma may be the focus of epilepsy. If this is proved by c, linical picture and various tests - this can be treated surgically. In current situation if the lesion is stable and unchanged it can be monitored at regular intervals for years to come. Gliosis probably represents temporal change and has questionable significance.