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Is it possible to differentiate between benign apraxia of lid opening vs correlation to cerebral cavernoma?

Is it possible to differentiate between benign apraxia of lid opening vs correlation to cerebral cavernoma?

Speculation: The location of the lesion (cavernoma) may be the best way to delineate whether it is "symptomatic " or "asymptomatic". apraxia of eyelid opening is still not fully benign as it is commonly associated with other neurological conditions. It is best to seek evaluation by a neurologist in person. ...Read more

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What does cavernoma or (venous?) vascular malformation mean?

What does cavernoma or (venous?) vascular malformation mean?

Common and benign: Cavernous malformations, or cavernous angiomas, or cavernomas, are a type of vascular abnormality of the central nervous system. They consist of a cluster of abnormal, dilated vessels. People are typically born with a tendency to have develop them, but are usually benign and most everyone do not have any symptoms, but some may have headaches or neurologic symptoms, and should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the risk of developing cavernoma during life time if you have DVA diagnosed on MRI? (I'm 30 and I have discrete supratentorial DVA)

What is the risk of developing cavernoma during life time if you have DVA diagnosed on MRI? (I'm 30 and I have discrete supratentorial DVA)

Congenital: Developmental Venous Anomalies are congenital, benign lesions. They are typically discovered incidentally, with a relative high prevalence in the general population. See http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/developmental_venous_anomalies_134, 73/ ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need more info: Depends on whether the cavernoma is large enough to coil the vessels supplying it. Surgical resection causes more damage that the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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I have multiple cavernomas of hypointense dots in all brain territories with chronic hemorhages. How do I know which of my headaches are hemorhages?

I have multiple cavernomas of hypointense dots in all brain territories with chronic hemorhages. How do I know which of my headaches are hemorhages?

Hard to tell: Most of your bleeding in this category will be clinically quite silent, and I would use an anti migraine drug to help manage the headaches, which are likely secondary. If you have a severe headache with neck pain and stiffness, associated with nausea and vomiting, this would be a sign of more widespread bleeding needing rapid care. ...Read more

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I have multiple cavernomas of different stages, most with chronic hemorhagic changes. No acute bleeding, ischemia or mass lesions. Can I lift weights?

I have multiple cavernomas of different stages, most with chronic hemorhagic changes. No acute bleeding, ischemia or mass lesions. Can I lift weights?

Probably okay.: Some physicians are concerned that lifting weights could cause the lesions to bleed again. While this has never been proven, I would recommend starting out slow and slowing ramping things up. If you experience a severe headache, you should stop and contact your physician. ...Read more

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4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons. Took rest symptoms gone. Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

4months before discovered venous angioma at brainstem pons. Took rest symptoms gone. Now its new got pain righteye, shakyvision. Related with cavernoma?

See your doctor: Go back and see the physician with whom you consulted earlier. This sounds potentially quite severe and you should be seen and examined asap. ...Read more

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Is exercise harmful in patients with cerebral cavernomas? I've begun experiencing nausea during workouts and post exertional headaches.

Is exercise harmful in patients with cerebral cavernomas? I've begun experiencing nausea during workouts and post exertional headaches.

Cerebral Cavernoma: You should get evaluated for post-exertional headache and nausea. It will be helpful to have imaging report available. Usually patients need treatment in case there is hemorrhage, seizure or abnormal neurological signs (it is not very common). ...Read more

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Is there anyway to treat, or reduce the size of a brain stem cavernoma with diet or supplements?

Is there anyway to treat, or reduce the size of a brain stem cavernoma with diet or supplements?

No: Central cavernomas are serious, interesting phenomena. As you must know, if it's that deep, then surgical removal is probably not possible (or wise). But critical issues are the extent of arterial involvement (if any), and of larger than capillary involvement (if any). Your neurologist and neurosurgeon should be able to give you a solid assessment of this. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat, or reduce the size of a brain stem cavernoma with diet or supplements?

Is there any way to treat, or reduce the size of a brain stem cavernoma with diet or supplements?

Unfortunately, no: Brain stem cavernomas can present with a variety of symptoms but may not need to removed unless they cause compression of the brain stem or have multiple bleeds. Surgical excision is the only known effective treatment of these lesions. ...Read more

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What does "multiple cavernomas, most with chronic hemorrhage changes" in an MRI brain report mean?

What does "multiple cavernomas, most with chronic hemorrhage changes" in an MRI brain report mean?

Cavernomas: Another name is cavernous hemangiomas. They are abnormal vascular lesions with small compartments containing blood products. They do not have large feeding arteries or draining veins like AVM's, but may have venous angiomas. If symptomatic, treatment is surgical.

http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/cavernous-malformation ...Read more

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Moderate to severe eyes pain, it's like a pressure on my ocular globes, from behind. Mri- cavernoma. Depression. What's wrong with me?

Moderate to severe eyes pain, it's like a pressure on my ocular globes, from behind. Mri- cavernoma. Depression. What's wrong with me?

Cavernoma: More information is needed, as most cavernomas are incidental findings on MRI as most of them are asymptotic. Presentation will also depend on site of cavernomas. Headaches are present in only 12% of cavernomas. Please talk to your physician, the chances your depression is the culprit for headaches are there too. ...Read more

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On both sides of my head behind my ear there's a extreme sharp pain, extremely sensitive. I have a cavernoma on my brain, daily migraines?

On both sides of my head behind my ear there's a extreme sharp pain, extremely sensitive. I have a cavernoma on my brain, daily migraines?

Not uncommon: Most likely Tension Type Headache from the stress and bad posture. Moist heat, neck stretching and NSAIDs OTC for a TTH management. If concerned, see your PCP or Orofacial pain practitioner. ...Read more

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Acute neck pain and head ache for days, possibly from prolonged iPad use. No fever or vomitting. Can it be a microbleed? I have multi-cavernomas.

Acute neck pain and head ache for days, possibly from prolonged iPad use. No fever or vomitting. Can it be a microbleed? I have multi-cavernomas.

Muscle strain but: It may be muscle strain but with your history of multiple cavernous hemagiomas you have a risk of bleeding. I doubt it id bleeding but you can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Thalamic cavernoma, suffer from horrible headaches. Tried different strengths of tylonol, advil, (ibuprofen) migraine meds, nerve block injections no relief sugestions?

Ask your doctor if: He would recommend giving you imitrex, topamax, (topiramate) opioids, tricyclic antidepressants/tca etc. Have ur blood pressure checked. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/migraines-headaches/default. Htm? Names-dropdown=id. Http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/all-natural-headache-cures. ...Read more

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I have a brain cavernous malformation is this something to be concerned about or no?

I have a brain cavernous malformation is this something to be concerned about or no?

Varies widely: Size, symptoms and location are determinants of the behavior of these lesions. Most concern is bleeding risk which varies widely. Most doctors monitor these with serial mris. Surgery is required occasionally for removal. ...Read more

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Can stereotactic radiosurgery work for cavernous malformation?

Can stereotactic radiosurgery work for cavernous malformation?

Absolutely: Please see this published, peer-reviewed abstract for a good summary of what I think our current understanding of the role of radiosurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations is:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24093575

good luck with your decision. ...Read more

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Could stereotactic radiosurgery work for cavernous malformation?

Radiosurgery: A controversial subject as historically radiosurgery was not effective on cavernous malformations and not recommended. There have been some recent papers suggesting an effect might be possible but there are no definitive answers yet for this form of treatment ...Read more

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Does stereotactic radiosurgery work for a cavernous malformation?

Does stereotactic radiosurgery work for a cavernous malformation?

Yes: Generally speaking, abnormal blood vessels formation such as cavernous malformation or aterio-venous malformation can be treated with surgery, embolization or stererotactic radiosurgery (srs). Intracranial lesions are risky because bleeding from those can cause stroke or even death. Srs with gamma knife or linear based external srs are both effective. Contact neurosurgery and radiation docs. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on my brain stem. Any idea on how long it will take my eyes to heal?

I had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on my brain stem. Any idea on how long it will take my eyes to heal?

Depends on healing: MairaQ,

After brain surgery, any new neurologic deficit will heal. The amount of healing depends on how badly brain was injured.
The duration of healing is easy to figure out. It depends on how rapidly or slowly you are healing.
If it has been a few weeks since your surgery and your eyes are getting better, then the healing will be fast. If it has been years, the healing will take a long time. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells. Room spins. Nausea. Not on seizure meds. Last MRI was 3 months ago and clear. 2 years ago right temporal lobe cavernous malformation res?

Dizzy spells. Room spins. Nausea. Not on seizure meds. Last MRI was 3 months ago and clear. 2 years ago right temporal lobe cavernous malformation res?

Dizziness: Seems like may be vertigo Consider lyme, herpes I infection, also since you have a right cavernous sinus malformation would check that out as well with an MRI because now you have symptoms.. Meclizine will help with the vertigo but you must be seen by ER/ urgent care today (as soon as possible today like immediately) because of your history, it could be a bleed. ...Read more

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How to diagnose a reninoma?

How to diagnose a reninoma?

Reninoma: Very high blood pressure, difficult to control, very high renin and aldosterone, low K, Do renal vein renin testing too see where it is coming from after excluding renal artery stenosis. I specialize in difficult HTN and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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In what diagnoses would an ambu bag be used?

In what diagnoses would an ambu bag be used?

Hypoxemia: Whenever oxygen saturation is low or prior to intubation, an ambu bag can used by the emt or paramedic. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life.

We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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Who diagnoses presbycusis?

Who diagnoses presbycusis?

ENT: Presbycusis, or loss of hearing that occurs due to aging can be suspected by just about any physician, but an ear nose and throat doctor in my opinion is the best person to help. A good quality audiogram along with an ent's interpretation and recommendations are the way to go, at least in this doc's opinion. I wear a hearing aid so I'm kind of partial to a good ENT doc. ...Read more

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What can anoscope diagnose?

What can anoscope diagnose?

Anal problems: An anoscope looks at the anus and just inside the rectum. Useful for diagnosing anal fissures and hemmorrhoids. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose fabry?

How do they diagnose fabry?

Fabry Disease: Level of alpha-galacttosidase activity in blood, chromosomal analysis, kidney biopsy and recognition of symptoms can be used in diagnosing fabry disease. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rosacea?

How do you diagnose rosacea?

Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how? " Best wishes. ...Read more